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NFPA Article: Do you qualify to perform inspections of fire door assemblies according to NFPA 80? Are you sure?

NFPA Journal | Sep 27, 2017

BY RON COTÉ

Are fire door assemblies in your buildings being inspected? Are in-house facility staff performing the inspections? Do facility staff inspectors have the knowledge and understanding of the operating components of fire door assemblies to serve as the “qualified person” to perform the inspections, as required by NFPA 80, Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives?

I’ll bet that many of you who work in jurisdictions that have adopted and are enforcing the 2009, 2012, or 2015 edition of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, are not aware that all fire door assemblies must be inspected and tested yearly. The requirement for inspection and testing is a result of NFPA 101 mandating compliance with a standard, in this case NFPA 80. In the hierarchy of fire and life safety codes and standards...

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