When it comes to maintaining safety and risk at facilities, no two are exactly alike. Our three tiers of service ensure all of your needs are met from simple jurisdictional inspections to comprehensive safety audits.
Compliance is an ongoing need for every business and property owner. Trying to manage those inspections and deadlines, from local codes to State and Federal regulations, can be a tedious and confusing process. Insparisk offers a wide range of inspection services on equipment and systems such as boilers and elevators to ensure deadlines are met in a timely manner. Let us assist by identifying, educating and performing all compliance requirements placed upon your business or property.
Our National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel inspectors perform a thorough inspection of all criteria required by the local jurisdiction for your vessels, including the Department of Transportation.
Our inspectors are QEI certified and capable of performing the following services:
Semi-Annuals/Periodic Inspections (Category 1)
Full Load Inspections (Category 5)
Maintenance Quality Audits
Emergency Power Tests
Capital Improvement Plans
There are many oil tanks that are buried underground or completely vaulted in cement. Some of these tanks are over 100 years old. Oil leaks can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damages and remediation not to mention fines and paperwork nightmares. Fortunately, there is a reliable procedure to test the tightness of these tanks – an oil tank tightness test.
A tank tightness test utilizes state-of-the-art testing equipment that is calibrated biennially. This equipment requires specialized training and can only be performed by licensed testers.
Besides being proactive and staying ahead of a nightmare oil leak scenario, there are many other reasons why a tightness test is necessary such as:
1) Jurisdictional testing: certain localities require periodic testing of oil tanks such as NYS which requires a tightness test every 5 years (see link below)
Search your property: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=4
2) Insurance: Before binding coverage, some insurance companies require a tightness test.
3) Bank: Before completing a financial transaction such as a refinancing or mortgage, the bank may ask for a tightness test.
4) Failed Statistical Inventory Reconciliation (SIR) Report: (see link below)
A staple of the NYC skyline for many years, rooftop drinking water tanks are now required to be inspected annually to ensure that the tank structure and the water quality is up to standards and safe for consumption. The law also requires water booster pressure tanks that are located in the basement to be inspected. The Health Code requires that these tanks be inspected annually and that the person in control of a building serviced by a water storage tank keep copies of the inspection records and make them available to the Department upon request.
The law states that we test the water for E.Coli and Total Coliform bacteria. However, upon request, we can also test for Legionella bacteria.
External Info: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/environmental/watertanks.shtml
External Info: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/environmental/watertank-insp-faq.pdf
Insparisk is an Independent Inspection Agency (US DOT 2298394) authorized by the United States Department of Transportation to provide and/or oversee a variety of services covering intermodal portable tanks and cargo tank motor vehicles including:
External Visual Inspection
Internal Visual Inspection
To protect the drinking water supply from contamination, certain buildings are required to install a backflow preventer. They must also have it tested periodically. Our qualified technician will advise you of the findings and then complete and file the testing report with the appropriate governing body.
Buildings that likely fall under backflow preventer requirements:
Auto Mechanic Shops
Large Residential Apartment Buildings
Hair & Nail Salon
External Info NYS: https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/cross/cross.htm
External Info NYC: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/forms_and_permits/backflow.shtml
All fire extinguishers in a commercial or large multi-family residence must be inspected periodically. Our accredited professionals will inspect and tag the extinguishers per your local Fire Code requirements and advise if any units should be recharged or replaced.
Several jurisdictions now require large commercial and residential spaces benchmark their energy usage. This process examines the building layout and utility usage to “benchmark” the building against similar buildings. A score is then generated to let the owner know how efficiently (or inefficiently) the building is running. Our experts will gather all of the necessary building and utility data and then file the findings with the appropriate governing body.
A handful of jurisdictions now require that buildings over a certain height be inspected periodically to ensure there is no danger of falling bricks or debris on pedestrians below. Our licensed engineers will conduct a full review of the structure’s exterior to determine what, if any, hazards are present. Results will be documented in the appropriate reports and then filed with the jurisdiction. If items must be repaired, our engineers can also act as your “advocate” and be retained to ensure contractors are only doing necessary, quality work.
NYC Local Law 59 of 2009 mandates that all exposed standpipe and sprinkler piping must be painted red. After painting is complete, there must be a certification completed by a qualified professional. This color coding certification must be kept on the premises at all times for Buildings and Fire Department inspection. All buildings – no matter the size or occupancy – must comply with these new requirements.
External Info: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/downloads/pdf/standpipe_sprinkler_flyer.pdf
At its core, a building is nothing more than four walls. Those four walls only become a building when comfort systems are added to provide usefulness to its occupants. Those systems run the gamut from equipment like elevators and HVAC to safety components such as egress and fire code standards. Insparisk will help ensure you are operating with the highest levels of equipment standards, safety processes and safety protocols.
Legionnaires’ disease has been on the news lately due to an outbreak in the Bronx section of NYC. There have been over a hundred people affected and over 12 deaths and the numbers continue to rise. Are you at risk? The following conditions cause the Legionella bacteria to thrive:
2) Water temperature between 68 and 122 degrees Fahrenheit
pH between 5.0 and 8.5
3) The presence of microorganisms that promote growth such as algae and flavobacteria.
The water systems that frequently provide the optimal growth scenario are (according to OSHA website):
1) Cooling towers, evaporative condensors and fluid coolers that use water evaporation to reject heat. These are mainly used in commercial air conditioning systems.
2) Domestic hot water heaters with that operate below 140 degrees.
3) Poorly maintained humidifiers and decorative fountains that create a water spray and use water at temperatures favorable to growth
4) Spas and whirlpools with aeration
5) Dental water lines
Click to purchase a Legionella test.
Maintaining a high level of safety at your building or facility is the greatest way to decrease exposure to liability and frivolous lawsuits. Savvy owners and facility managers enjoy peace of mind knowing this added layer of protection to advise them of any problems and correct them in order to keep their property and its inhabitants safe. Our safety inspections are available for all of the equipment listed above in “Compliance” and include all of the inspection criteria without having to file the results with the jurisdiction.
RISK ASSESSMENT SERVICES
All property and assets come with a tremendous amount of inherent risk. Insparisk provides programs specifically designed to help you identify and understand the potential risk associated with all aspects of your facility and equipment. They also offer insight on your property, whether considering a sale, remodel or simply to details assets. Risk assessment services can also be fully customized to meet your requirements, no matter the assets or what the facility might hold.
This service documents all the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in a facility. Rich reports complete with drawings and photographs offer a remarkable look at
This service looks to catalog every piece of equipment in a facility with detailed notes such as serial number and condition. Reports can also be generated across multiple locations such as the case for franchised businesses looking to inventory their equipment along wider geographies.
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