Life Safety Compliance Solutions

Life Safety Compliance Codes

An effective Life Safety Compliance program must test, monitor and report on the following life safety assets.

 

Fire Alarm Test/Reporting

Devices/Function Frequency NFPA Standard
Initiating Devices
Waterflow switches Semi-annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Smoke detectors Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Heat detectors Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Duct detectors Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Manual pull stations Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Supervisory Signal Devices
Low air pressure switches Quarterly 72-2010; 14.4.5
Low water level switches Quarterly 72-2010; 14.4.5
Tamper switches Semi-annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Notification Devices
Strobes Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Horns Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Bells Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Chimes Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Interface Relays and Modules
Magnetic hold-open Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Air handler shut-down Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Kitchen hood suppression sys Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Elevator recall Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Magnetic locks / Electric strikes Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Fire pump Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Smoke dampers Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
CO2/Clean agent suppression Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Sprinkler dry-pipe/pre-action Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Overhead rolling fire doors Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Control Panel Batteries
Charger test Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Discharge test Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Load voltage test Semi-annually 72-2010; 14.4.5
Smoke Detector Sensitivity Test
  2-Years 72-2010; 14.4.5
Off-Premises Monitoring Transmission Equipment
  Annually 72-2010; 14.4.5

Fire Suppression System Test/Reporting

Devices/Function Frequency NFPA Standard
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Inspection Monthly 10-2010; 7.2.1.2
Maintenance Annually 10-2010; 7.3.1.1.1
Alternative Suppression Systems
Kitchen hood system – inspection Monthly 17A-2009; 7.2.1
Kitchen hood system – test Semi-annually 17A-2009; 7.3.3
Halon system – inspection & test Semi-annually 12A-2009; 7.1.1
CO2 system – inspection Monthly 12-2011 4.8.1
CO2 system – tank weigh Semi-annually 12-2011; 4.8.3.5.1
CO2 system – test Annually 12-2011; 4.8.3.2
Clean agent system – inspection Semi-annually 2001-2012; 7.1.3
Clean agent system – test Annually 2001-2012; 7.1.1
Water-Based Suppression Systems
Fire pump churn test Monthly 25-2011; 8.3.1
Control valve inspection Monthly 25-2011; 13.3.2.1.1
Pressure Gauge Inspection Monthly 25-2011; 13.2.7.1
Fire department connections Quarterly 25-2011; 13.7.1
Fire hose valve – Inspection Quarterly 25-2011; 13.5.6.1
Pre-action/Dry pipe valve priming water test Quarterly 25-2011; 13.4.3.2.1
Sprinkler inspection Annually 25-2011; 5.2.1
Piping & hanger inspection Annually 25-2011; 5.2.2
Pre-action/Dry pipe valve trip test Annually 25-2011; 13.4.3.2.2
Main drain test Quarterly 25-2011; 13.2.5.1
Main drain test Annually 25-2011; 13.2.5
Control valve exercise Annually 25-2011; 13.3.3.1
Backflow preventer Annually 25-2011; 13.6.2
Anti-freeze test Annually 25-2011; 5.3.4
Private service fire hydrants Annually 25-2011; 7.3.2
2½ inch fire hose valve – test Annually 25-2011; 13.5.6.2.1
Fire pump flow test Annually 25-2011; 8.3.3
Occupant use fire hose – inspect Annually 1962-2008; 4.3.4
1½ inch fire hose valve - test 3-Years 25-2011; 13.5.6.2.2
Occupant use fire hose – pressure test 5-Years, then every 3-Years 1962-2008; 4.3.2
Check valve inspection 5-Years 25-2011; 13.4.2.1
Pressure gauge calibration 5-Years 25-2011; 5.3.2
Standpipe waterflow test 5-Years 25-2011; 6.3.1
Private fire service mains 5-Years 25-2011; 7.3.1
Internal inspection of piping 5-Years 25-2011; 14.2.1
Dry Head sprinkler replacement 10-Years 25-2011; 5.3.1.1.1.6
QR sprinkler head replacement 20-Years 25-2011; 5.3.1.1.1.3
SR sprinkler head replacement 50-Years 25-2011; 5.3.1.1.1

Additional Testing & Inspection Requirements

Devices/Function Frequency NFPA Standard
Emergency Power Generators
Inspection Weekly 110-2010; 8.4.1
Battery electrolyte levels / Voltage Weekly 110-2010; 8.3.7.1
Monthly load test 20 days to 40 days 110-2010; 8.4.2 and 99-2012; 6.4.4.1.1.4
Annual load test (if required) Annually 110-2010; 8.4.2.3
Annual Fuel Test Annually 110-2010; 8.3.8
3-Year 4-Hour load test 3-Years 110-2010; 8.4.9
Automatic Transfer Switches
Monthly test with generator 20 days to 40 days 110-2010; 8.4.6 and 99-2012; 6.4.4.1.1.4
Medical Gas and Vacuum System
Maintenance & testing As per policy 99-2012; 5.1.14.4.5
Cross-contamination test After breach 99-2012; 5.1.12.1.1
Purity and pressure test After breach 99-2012; 5.1.12.1.1
Alternative Life Safety Measures
Policy Review policy 101-2012; 4.6.10.1
Implementation As needed per policy 101-2012; 4.6.10.1
Fire Watch Continuous 101-2012; 9.6.1.6 & 25-2011; 15.5.2
Life Safety Prints
Enhance and update Annually [CMS]
Smoke/Fire Barrier Survey and Maintenance
Remodel, construction, and maintenance Perpetual [IBC/IFC] NFPA 101-241
Fire/Smoke Damper Test
Inside hospital facility 1-Year then 6-years 80-2010; 19.4 and 105-2010; 6.5.2
Outside hospital facility 1-Year then 4- years 80-2010; 19.4 and 105-2010; 6.5.2
Overhead rolling fire doors Inspections
Drop test Annually 80-2010; 5.2.1
Side-hinged Fire Doors Inspections
Annual test/inspection Annually 101-2012; 7.2.1.15.2
‘Exit’ signs
Illumination inspection Monthly 101-2012; 7.10.9.1
Elevator Recall
Test of all elevators equipped with Fire Fighter Service Monthly 101-2012; 9.4.6.2
Kitchen Hood Inspection
Inspect fire suppression system Monthly 17A-2009; 7.2.1
Kitchen Hood Cleaning
Remove grease Semi-annually 96- 2011; 11.4
Assessment of Building Systems for Category Designation
Risk assessment to determine Category designation of systems Annually 99-2012; 4.2