A high-performing building should protect its occupants from accidents and injuries.

This section of the Building Owner’s Toolkit will help you assess and improve the electrical and life safety systems in your building. Electrical faults can result in fires, explosions, and shocks that can cause loss of property, health, and life. This Toolkit will serve as a guide to pinpointing safety hazards and covering the best ways to upgrade your building to address potential threats to you and your facility’s occupants. This section is designed to give you the information you need to identify safety threats in your facility. However, self-assessment is a supplement to, not a substitute for, working with a trained professional to ensure the highest level of safety performance for your building.


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