A key component in determining the purpose of fire inspections is the use of safety construction codes. These codes differ from state to state but there are those that are similar throughout the country. The purpose of these codes is to ensure that the buildings are safe for people to inhabit. Part of these regulations are to ensure that first there is a fire escape route in the event of fire. This helps people escape unharmed.
The other requirement is flame spread and smoke release requirements. This flame spread is a test carried out in a new building to see how fast a fire can spread. The materials used in constructions are tested to see if they are combustible or not. Combustible materials means that in the event of fire, it would spread so fast not allowing the people in the building to escape. Smoke release on the other checks whether there are outlets for smoke in the event of fire. In most cases, people are chocked to death and not burned by fire. This measure it to help save the lives of people by preventing chocking.
The other code is to prevent the spread of fire between buildings. This instruct building owners to provide fire barriers to ensure that fire does not spread to the adjourning buildings. There are barriers that are prescribed that are to be used while new buildings are being erected.
Fire safety codes are very critical when building new structures. If these rules are adhered to, then many people will be saved when a fire arises. Fire inspections ensure that these codes are implemented to the latter and no fraudulent practices are present.