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      RS 40:1646     




§1646.  State fire marshal; owners; life safety systems and equipment inspections

A.  The fire marshal is authorized to cause the inspection and testing of all life safety systems and equipment in the state, whether in public or private buildings, during installation or immediately after installation to determine compliance with applicable standards.

B.  The owner of any building containing a life safety system and equipment shall cause at a minimum an annual inspection to be made of the life safety system and equipment in that building to assure compliance with applicable safety standards and to determine whether structural changes in the building or in the contents of the building mandate alteration of a system.

C.  Life safety systems and equipment includes but is not limited to fire sprinkler, fire alarm, fire suppression, special locking systems and equipment, and portable fire extinguishers.

D.  The installing contractor of new life safety systems and equipment shall be on-site for the final inspection by the fire marshal or his designated representative.

Acts 1991, No. 664, §1; Acts 2006, No. 307, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2007; Acts 2009, No. 130, §1.

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