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FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST 2014

(Fire Safety Violations as Recorded in Onsite Audit)


Category

Violation
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Evacuation plan:
- Is not present;
- Does not have "YOU ARE HERE" mark;
- Does not match facility layout;
- Is not in language spoken by majority of employees.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Evacuation plan:
- Is not posted in legally required areas;
- Is not posted in every production area;
- Is not posted in high-concentration areas;
- Is not posted near entrances to stairwells.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.

FIRE
SAFETY:
TIMELY
EGRESS

Emergency exit routes:


- Are not marked with directional signs;
- Are not lit.
Emergency exit routes are obstructed.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency exits:
- Are not designated as emergency exits;
- Do not have illuminated "EXIT" signs;
- Do not have an "EXIT" sign in language spoken by majority of employees.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency exit doors:
- Are obstructed;
- Are locked;
- Do not have a landing with at least 1 meter (3 feet) before beginning of first step.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency exit windows:
- Are obstructed;
- Are locked;
- Do not have a landing on the egress side.

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FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST 2014


(Fire Safety Violations as Recorded in Onsite Audit)
Emergency action plan training does not include, at minimum, the following:
- Fire prevention;
- Evacuation procedures;
- Use of fire extinguishing equipment.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency action plan training:
- Is not conducted for all personnel every six months or as legally required, whichever is more
frequent;
- Is not conducted for newly hired personnel within one week of start date;
- Is not documented.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Evacuation drills:
- In facilities with sprinklers or fire hydrants, are not conducted at least once per year;
- In facilities without sprinklers or fire hydrants, are not conducted at least every three months;
- Are not documented.

FIRE
SAFETY:
TRAINING

IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.


Evacuation drills:
- Are not conducted for all floors and shifts;
- Are not conducted jointly with all occupants of the building.
Evacuation drill documentation does not include, at minimum, the following:
- Date of drill;
- Number of participants;
- Time it took to evacuate.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Facility emergency response personnel:
- Are not present at every shift, floor, and building;
- Are not assigned two per shift.
Facility emergency response personnel are not visually designated.
Facility emergency response personnel are not trained, at minimum, on the following:
- Notification of employees of fire or emergency;
- Reporting of fire or emergency to local fire authority;
- Assistance in evacuation of employees;
- Verification that all employees have been evacuated.

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FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST 2014


(Fire Safety Violations as Recorded in Onsite Audit)
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency fire alarms:
- Are not present at the facility;
- Are not present in areas of the building not occupied by the facility;
- Have error indicators on the fire alarm control panel.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency fire alarms:
- Are not audible;
- Do not have beacon or flashing lights in high-noise areas.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency fire alarms:
- Are not connected to a secondary power source;
- Are not inspected every month.
Estimated travel distance to nearest emergency exit exceeds maximum allowable distance.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Secondary emergency exit:
- Is not present;
- Does not meet minimum number required.
FIRE
SAFETY:
FACILITY
MEASURES

IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.


Secondary emergency exit:
- Is not located opposite other emergency exit;
- Is not accessible through an independent pathway.
Emergency exit lights are not connected to a secondary power source.
Emergency exit doors:
- Are not side-hinged doors;
- Do not open in the direction of travel with a single motion;
- Do not close automatically when leading to a staircase;
- Are not operable.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Facility occupying a multi-story building:
- Does not have at least two vertical emergency exit routes;
- Does not have enclosed stairs.
Emergency assembly areas:
- Are not present;
- Are not designated on evacuation plan;
- Are not located along each fire escape route;
- Are not located in a safe location.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency assembly areas:
- Are obstructed;
- Are used for storage.

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(Fire Safety Violations as Recorded in Onsite Audit)
Crche or childcare facility is not located:
- On the ground floor,
OR
- In a building separate from production floor.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Fire extinguishers:
- Are not present on every floor of the facility;
- Are not present in every production area;
- Are not present in areas where there is storage of materials labeled as flammable.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Fire extinguishers:
- Are not mounted;
- Are mounted above 1.5 meters (5 feet) from ground to top of fire extinguisher;
- Are obstructed.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Fire extinguishers:
- Are overcharged;
- Are undercharged.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.

FIRE
SAFETY:
FIRE
PROTECTION

Inspections of fire extinguishers:


- Are not conducted every month by facility staff;
- Are not conducted every year by a third party;
- Are not documented.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Facility:
- Does not have a sprinkler system;
- Does not have a control panel set to "AUTOMATIC" if there is a fire pump available;
- Does not have a fire hydrant system.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Inspections of sprinklers or fire hydrants:
- Are not conducted every three months by facility staff;
- Are not conducted every year by a third party;
- Are not documented.
Water supply for sprinkler or fire hydrant system:
- Is not stored in a suction tank, elevated tank, or reservoir;
- Is observed to be empty;
- Is not monitored by a water level gauge;
- Is not inspected every month for sufficiency.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Facility:
- Is not accessible to firefighters;
- Has locked gates without an attendant.

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FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST 2014


(Fire Safety Violations as Recorded in Onsite Audit)
Facility building was a residential facility before becoming an industrial facility.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Materials labeled as hazardous, combustible or flammable:
- Are stored on the production floor;
- Are stored near sources of ignition;
- Are stored on the roof of the building.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Materials labeled as hazardous, combustible or flammable:
- Are not stored in containers labeled as anti-static;
- Are not grounded.
Excessive amounts of flammable liquids stored on production floor rather than in flammable
liquid storage room.
Training on handling of hazardous, combustible or flammable materials:
- Is not conducted for staff working with or near materials labeled or identified as hazardous,
combustible or flammable;
- Is not documented.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.

FIRE
SAFETY:
FIRE
PREVENTION

Electrical wiring:
- Is damaged or exposed;
- Is connected through extension cords.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Inspections of electrical wiring:
- Are not conducted every month;
- Are not documented.
Employees are observed to be smoking:
- In areas not designated for smoking;
- In areas where flammable materials are stored;
- In smoking area that does not have a fire extinguisher or ventilation system.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Facility inspections against Walmart's fire safety standards:
- Are not carried out every month;
- Are not documented.
Facility fire safety committee:
- Is not present;
- Does not include management and employees;
- Does not include representatives from low- and high-hazard areas;
- Does not have documented meetings.
Where fire safety documentation is legally required, fire safety documentation:
- Is not present;
- Is expired.

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FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST 2014


(Fire Safety Violations as Recorded in Onsite Audit)
Where fire safety documentation is not legally required, the facility should have, at minimum,
one of the following alternatives:
- Construction approval documentation
- Certification by civil or structural engineer
- Zoning permit that is not expired
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Evacuation drills:
- Are not conducted at least every three months;
- Are not documented.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.

FIRE
SAFETY:
PAKISTAN
ONLY

Evacuation drills:
- Are not conducted for all floors and shifts;
- Are not conducted jointly with all occupants of the building;
- Are not supervised by local fire authority or third party.
Facility building was a residential facility before becoming an industrial facility.
Facility observed to be located in a multi-story building with:
- A ground-floor marketplace or commercial shops on any floor;
- Other facilities or entities under separate ownership;
- Residences on any floor.
Facility rooftop used for:
- Storage of materials labeled as hazardous, combustible or flammable;
- Hazardous operations.

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FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST 2014


(Fire Safety Violations as Recorded in Onsite Audit)
Evacuation plan:
- Is not present;
- Does not have "YOU ARE HERE" mark;
- Does not match layout of dormitory or canteen facilities;
- Is not in language spoken by majority of employees.
Evacuation plan:
- Is not posted in legally required areas;
- Is not posted in every dormitory or canteen area;
- Is not posted in high-concentration areas;
- Is not posted near entrances to stairwells.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency exit routes:
- Are not marked with directional signs;
- Are not lit.
DORMITORIES
AND
CANTEEN FIRE SAFETY:
TIMELY
EGRESS

Emergency exit routes are obstructed.


IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency exits:
- Are not designated as emergency exits;
- Do not have illuminated "EXIT" signs;
- Do not have an "EXIT" sign in language spoken by majority of employees.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency exit doors:
- Are obstructed;
- Are locked;
- Do not have a landing with at least 1 meter (3 feet) before beginning of first step.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency exit windows:
- Are obstructed;
- Are locked;
- Do not have a landing on the egress side.

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Last Revised April 2014

FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST 2014


(Fire Safety Violations as Recorded in Onsite Audit)
Emergency action plan training for dormitory or canteen facilities does not include, at
minimum, the following: - Fire prevention; - Evacuation procedures; - Use of fire
extinguishing equipment.
Emergency action plan training for dormitory or canteen facilities:
- Is not conducted for all personnel every six months or as legally required, whichever is
more frequent;
- Is not conducted for newly hired personnel within one week of start date;
- Is not documented.
Evacuation drills
- In dormitory or canteen facilities with sprinklers or fire hydrants, not conducted at least
once per year;
- In dormitory or canteen facilities without sprinklers or fire hydrants, not conducted at least
every three months;
- Are not documented.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
DORMITORIES
AND
CANTEEN FIRE SAFETY:
TRAINING

Evacuation drills:
- Are not conducted for all floors and shifts;
- Are not conducted jointly with all occupants of the building.
Evacuation drill documentation does not include, at minimum, the following:
- Date of drill;
- Number of participants;
- Time it took to evacuate.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Facility emergency response personnel:
- Are not present at every shift, floor, and building;
- Are not assigned two per shift.
Facility emergency response personnel are not visually designated.
Facility emergency response personnel not trained on the following:
- Notification of employees of fire/emergency
- Reporting of fire/emergency to local fire authority
- Assistance in evacuation of employees
- Verification that all employees have been evacuated

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FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST 2014


(Fire Safety Violations as Recorded in Onsite Audit)
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.Emergency
fire alarms: - Are not present at the dormitory or canteen facilities; - Are not present in areas
of the building not occupied by the dormitory or canteen facilities; - Have error indicators on
the fire alarm control panel.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency fire alarms:
- Are not audible;
- Do not have beacon or flashing lights in high-noise areas.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency fire alarms:
- Are not connected to a secondary power source;
- Are not inspected every month.
Estimated travel distance to nearest emergency exit exceeds maximum allowable distance.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
DORMITORIES
AND
CANTEEN FIRE SAFETY:
FACILITY
MEASURES

Secondary emergency exit:


- Is not present;
- Does not meet minimum number required.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Secondary emergency exit:
- Is not located opposite other emergency exit;
- Is not accessible through an independent pathway.
Emergency exit lights are not connected to a secondary power source.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency exit doors:
- Are not side-hinged doors;
- Do not open in the direction of travel with a single motion;
- Do not close automatically when leading to a staircase;
- Are not operable.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Dormitory or canteen facilities occupying a multi-story building:
- Does not have at least two vertical emergency exit routes;
- Does not have enclosed stairs.

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FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST 2014


(Fire Safety Violations as Recorded in Onsite Audit)
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency assembly areas:
- Are not present;
- Are not designated on evacuation plan;
- Are not located along each fire escape route;
- Are not located in a safe location.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Emergency assembly areas:
- Are obstructed;
- Are used for storage.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Fire extinguishers:
- Are not present on every floor of the dormitory or canteen facilities;
- Are not present in every dormitory or canteen area;
- Are not present in areas where there is storage of materials labeled as flammable.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Fire extinguishers:
- Are not mounted;
- Are mounted above 1.5 meters (5 feet) from ground to top of fire extinguisher;
- Are obstructed.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.

DORMITORIES
AND
CANTEEN FIRE SAFETY:
FIRE
PROTECTION

Fire extinguishers:
- Are overcharged;
- Are undercharged.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Inspections of fire extinguishers:
- Are not conducted every month by facility staff;
- Are not conducted every year by a third party;
- Are not documented.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Dormitory or canteen facilities:
- Do not have a sprinkler system;
- Do not have a control panel set to "AUTOMATIC" if there is a fire pump available;
- Do not have a fire hydrant system.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Inspections of sprinklers or fire hydrants:
- Are not conducted every three months by facility staff;
- Are not conducted every year by a third party;
- Are not documented.

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FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST 2014


(Fire Safety Violations as Recorded in Onsite Audit)
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Water supply for sprinkler or fire hydrant system:
- Is not stored in a suction tank, elevated tank, or reservoir;
- Is observed to be empty;
- Is not monitored by a water level gauge;
- Is not inspected every month for sufficiency.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Dormitory or canteen facilities:
- Are not accessible to firefighters;
- Have locked gates without an attendant.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Materials labeled as hazardous, combustible or flammable:
- Are stored on the floor of dormitory or canteen facilities;
- Are stored near sources of ignition;
- Are stored on the roof of the building.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Materials labeled as hazardous, combustible or flammable:
- Are not stored in containers labeled as anti-static;
- Are not grounded.

DORMITORIES
AND
CANTEEN FIRE SAFETY:
FIRE
PREVENTION

Excessive amounts of flammable liquids stored on floor of dormitory or canteen facilities


rather than in flammable liquid storage room.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Training on handling of hazardous, combustible or flammable materials:
- Is not conducted for staff working with or near materials labeled or identified as
hazardous, combustible or flammable;
- Is not documented.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Electrical wiring:
- Is damaged or exposed;
- Is connected through extension cords.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Inspections of electrical wiring:
- Are not conducted every month;
- Are not documented.

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FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST 2014


(Fire Safety Violations as Recorded in Onsite Audit)
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Employees are observed to be smoking:
- In areas not designated for smoking;
- In areas where flammable materials are stored;
- In smoking area that does not have a fire extinguisher or ventilation system.
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Inspections of dormitory or canteen facilities against Walmart's fire safety standards:
- Are not carried out every month;
- Are not documented.
Where fire safety documentation is legally required, fire safety documentation:
- Is not present;
- Is expired.
Where fire safety documentation is not legally required, the facility should have, at
minimum, one of the following alternatives:
- Construction approval documentation
- Certification by civil or structural engineer
- Zoning permit that is not expired
IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.
Evacuation drills:
- Are not conducted at least every three months;
- Are not documented.
DORMITORIES
AND
CANTEEN:
FIRE SAFETY
PAKISTAN
ONLY

IF ANY OF THE BULLET POINTS OBSERVED, THEN CITE AS VIOLATION.


Evacuation drills:
- Are not conducted for all floors and shifts;
- Are not conducted jointly with all occupants of the building;
- Are not supervised by local fire authority or third party.
Dormitory or canteen facilities rooftop used for:
- Storage of materials labeled as hazardous, combustible or flammable;
- Hazardous operations.

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