Solutions to Common Fire Safety Violations

Description
Violation How to Correct Violation

Item attached to the sprinkler system

  • Items attached to the sprinkler head will interfere with the operation of the system.
  • Do not attach any item to the sprinkler head or block the head. 
  • A 24-inch clearance must be maintained around smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, and carbon monoxide detectors at all times.

Cord taped down in pathway/doorway

  • Tape does not protect the cord.
  • Constant walking on the cord breaks down the insulation of the cord.
  • May result in a short/fire.
  • Remove tape.
  • Use a rubber threshold
    (Available at hardware, computer or office supply stores).

   Cord in pathway/doorway

  • Unprotected electrical cord.
  • Constant walking on the cord breaks down the
    insulation of the cord.
  • May result in a short/fire.
  • Re-route electrical cord.
  • Eliminate cord from pathway.
  • Re-route over doorway.
  • Use a rubber threshold
    (Available at hardware, computer or office supply stores).  

  Cord under carpet

  • Backing of carpets may erode insulation of cord. 
  • May result in a short and/or fire.
  • Re-route cord from under carpet.
  • Place electrical cord above carpet.
  • Protect with rubber threshold 
    (Available at hardware, computer or office supply stores). 

   Unauthorized adapter

  • 6-2 adapter
    Overloads circuit without offering protection (circuit breaker) to your appliance and University wiring. 
  • 3-1 adapter
    Overloads circuit without offering protection(circuit breaker) to your appliance and University wiring.