ENTRY INTERVIEW #1
I'm Inspector Jones from the fire department. I'm here to conduct an inspection.
Hope you're ready. I'll notify you of all hazards I find and you'll have to deal
with them as soon as possible. Any questions?
Inspector Jones, I'm Charles Richards, Plant Manager. Is there a particular
procedure you'd like to follow in conducting the inspection?
I'll let you know how I want the inspection to go as we move along. Let's start in
the basement and work our way up. Incidentally, some jerk was parked in the
fire lane when I got here and you need to get that taken care of now. If you had
better markings for fire lanes that wouldn't happen.
Let me take care of that immediately. I'll have security locate the owner and
have the car moved.
Okay. I'll wait here. But I need to get moving; I'm on a tight schedule.
ENTRY INTERVIEW #2
Good morning. I'm Inspector Jones from the fire department. I called earlier this
week and scheduled an appointment with Mr. Richards to conduct a fire safety
inspection of your facility. Is Mr. Richards available?
Yes. I'm Charles Richards. How would you like to proceed with the inspection?
Let's start in the basement and I'll point out obvious hazards as we go along. I'll
also be taking notes on things that may be potential hazards. Once we're done,
I'll go back to the office, conduct some research, and schedule a follow-up
appointment to review my report. Do you have any questions?
No sir. If you'd like, I'll take us to the basement and we can get started.
ENTRY INTERVIEW #3
Good morning. I'm Inspector Bob Jones from the fire department. I called earlier
this week and scheduled an appointment with Mr. Richards to conduct a fire
safety inspection of your facility. Is Mr. Richards available?
Yes, I'm Charles Richards. I think we are ready for the inspection. Where would
you like to begin?
Before we start, let me say that I reviewed the inspection file on your facility and
was quite impressed with how responsive your company was last year in
correcting the deficiencies cited by Inspector Thomas. It is great to see a
company take immediate corrective measures to ensure a fire-safe facility for its
employees. I also noticed that you hold regular fire drills to make sure your
employees know what to do in the event of a fire.
Thanks, Inspector Jones. Your department has really helped make us aware of
the importance of fire safety, and with your help we have developed an internal
fire safety inspection and education program. All of our employees are involved
in fire safety.
That's great, Mr. Richards. As we proceed through your facility its extremely
important that I inspect all areas. This will ensure that any actual or potential
hazards can be identified and corrected. There may be some that raise a question
for me, but I'll need to research our codes to be sure. I'll point out to you those
deficiencies that are clear cut, explain why they are a hazard, and recommend
some corrective measures. Are there any questions?
No sir. I think we are ready. Where would you like to start?
I'd like to begin the inspection in the basement.
Very well. Follow me.
EXIT INTERVIEW #1
Well Mr. Richards, that looks like we covered everything. I'll call you later in the
week to go over what I found--or maybe I'll just stop by. See you later.
Uh, Inspector Jones. Could we possibly review some of your findings now? I
saw you taking a lot of notes and I'm not sure if there is a problem or not.
Aw, don't worry about it. Looks like about 15 or 20 deficiencies, but until I study
everything I won't really know. I'll see you in a few days.
EXIT INTERVIEW #2
Well Mr. Richards, with your help, I think we've completed a very thorough
inspection of your facility. Overall, things look pretty good. I know I pointed
out several deficiencies and we discussed them briefly. Do you have any
Yes. How soon will I get a full report and how long do we have to correct the
It usually takes two days for me to complete my research and develop my report.
Today is Monday. Could we schedule an appointment for Thursday at 9:00
a.m.? At that time I'll have a completed report for you to review and we can set a
timeline for compliance.
That would be fine. Nine a.m. Thursday.
I can tell you that your facility overall is in very good condition from a fire safety
standpoint. It is obvious that you have a concern for making your facility and its
employees safe from fire. I'll be here at 9:00 on Thursday. If you have questions
between now and then, give me a call. Here's my card with my phone number.
Thanks for your help and have a good day.
EXIT INTERVIEW #3
Well Mr. Richards, that looks like we inspected all areas of your facility. Are
there any that we might have overlooked?
No, Inspector Jones. We were very thorough; and I appreciate how you pointed
out each deficiency, explained why it was a hazard, and gave your suggestions
on how to make corrections.
As you know, Mr. Richards, our goal is to help you understand not only what a
hazard is, but why it is a hazard. Your questions really helped me clarify a
number of concerns. Fire safety is an educational process and my department is
really committed to that concept.
When will I receive your final report?
Let's schedule an appointment for this Thursday at 9:00 a.m., if that works for
you. I think it will take about an hour to go over the complete report.
Thursday at 9:00 will be great. How long do we have to make the corrections?
As I explained earlier, those deficiencies that I pointed out should receive
immediate attention even though I won't perform a reinspection for about 15
days. The more severe hazards should be acted on today. This will help limit
your liability in the event of a fire. Each deficiency must be corrected, but I'd
place a priority on the three I pointed out as being severe hazards. Also, if you
have any questions between now and Thursday, please give me a call. Here's a
business card with my phone number. For overall fire safety your facility is in
very good condition. I noted three extreme and several minor deficiencies. I also
have notes on four other concerns I need to research. I'll have all of this ready for
review Thursday. I really appreciate your concern for fire safety and your
cooperation in the inspection of your facility.
Thank you Inspector Jones. I'll see you Thursday.