Annual Campus Fire Safety Inspections

This notice is from the archives of The Notice Board. Information contained in this notice was accurate at the time of publication but may no longer be so.

The City of Lethbridge Fire Department (LFD) in collaboration with Safety Services will be conducting inspections of the University campus on December 5, 6, and 7, 2023. Under the Alberta Safety Codes Act, the Fire Department has the authority to complete an inspection of all areas of the University campus and address any safety concerns and infractions of the Alberta Fire Code. Some concerns cited by LFD previously include:

  1. Fire doors being propped open.
  2. Storage of materials close to ceiling (minimum clearance from sprinkler heads and smoke and heat detectors is 18”).
  3. Misuse of electrical cords and frayed/damaged electrical cords which is a serious fire hazard.
  4. Poor housekeeping.
  5. Access to fire extinguishers blocked by storage of other materials.
  6. Compressed gas cylinders not being properly secured by chains.
  7. Egress in corridors and exits being blocked by articles stored in the area.
  8. Coverage of combustible material on walls exceeding 20% of the wall surface which can contribute to fire spread, e.g., posters.
  9. Improper storage of chemicals, e.g., not segregated according to hazard classification, lack of secondary containment (if required).
  10. Ceiling tiles not being put back into place which may contribute to fire/smoke spread.

These are just some of the concerns the LFD has addressed in the past. Safety Services respectfully requests the cooperation of each employee and department to conduct a review of their respective areas prior to December 5, 2023 to ensure any hazards are attended to prior to the annual fire inspection. Thank you for your cooperation in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for research, work, and study.

Safety Services


Adam Addison | | (403) 329-2190