Building and Fire Codes

Scott Township Offices:

301 Lindsay Road, 2nd floor

Scott Township, PA 15106

(412) 276-5300 main line
(412) 276-0953 fax number
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Code Enforcement Officer:
Norm George
(412) 276-5300, Ext. 252
Planning, Zoning, and Code Enforcement Officer:
Mark Mox
(412) 276-5300, Ext 216

Beginning in November 2012 and throughout 2013 the Code Enforcement Office will be conducting building inspections on all public buildings (such as, but not limited to daycare, mercantile, health care facilities, apartment buildings and churches) throughout Scott Township.  The reason for this is two fold; one is to make sure all commercial and public facilities are being maintained in a safe manner and the second is to update the fire respected fire department emergency preplans. Some of the items which we will looking for (but not limited to) are as follows:

 

  • Address Numbers or Building Identification: Are address numbers or approved building identification placed in a position that is plainly legible from the street or road fronting the property?

 

  • Knox Box: Does the building have a KNOX BOX and are all keys in the Knox Box current?

 

  • Fire Doors: Are fire doors rated for the proper assembly; do door closers work and have positive latching; if door hold-open devices are used do they release automatically with the fire alarm?

 

  • Fire Extinguisher: Are a minimum 2-A fire extinguishers provided in specific locations as required and have they been inspected by a professional annually? 

 

  • Means of Egress:  Are corridors, stairwells and other areas of egress free from obstacles? 

 

  • Exit Signs:  Are there exit sign identifying the means of egress from the building and are they illuminated at all times by either normal power or emergency power?

 

  • Emergency Lighting:  Does the building provide emergency lighting as required and will the emergency lighting provide at least 90 minutes of light for means of egress from the building?

 

  • Emergency Generators: Are emergency generators inspected, tested and maintained regularly, along with written documentation?

 

  • Fire Alarm and Fire Detection Systems:  Are fire detections systems tested regularly, maintained, and have certified testing and inspections annually, along with providing written documentation?

 

  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems:  Are suppression sprinkler systems tested regularly, maintained, and have a certified testing and inspection annually, along with providing written documentation?

 

  • Standpipe: Are standpipes tested regularly, maintain, and have a certified testing and inspection every five (5) years, along with providing written documentation?

 

  • Fire Department Connections: Is there a minimum of 3 feet clearance around fire department connection?

 

  • Clearances from Ignition Sources: (i.e. Electrical and Heating Systems) Is there a minimum of 36 inches clearance from required systems and storage of materials?

 

  • Electrical Hazards: Is the general wiring safe, the use of electrical adaptors, extension cords and any types of hazards?

 

  • Automatic Fire Systems for Commercial Cooking Equipment: Are automatic fire systems for cooking equipment tested regularly, maintained, and have a certified testing and inspection every six months, along with providing written documentation?

 

  • Main Utility Shut offs:  Are all main utility shut-offs clearly identified and marked (i.e. natural gas, electric, water or and special systems)?

 

Building owners and businesses will be notified at least 30 days prior to the inspection, in writing, with the scheduled date of inspections. If there are question regarding these inspections they should be addressed the Robert Fischer, Code Enforcement Officer. 

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