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Your dedicated 3rd party inspector and fire prevention consultant understands the importance of being compliant with all the different jurisdictions ultimately required to come in and verify that new and existing conditions for fire separations of healthcare and other Category III/IV occupancies and their support buildings are in compliance with all codes and standards. Let ESFP help your construction team or building support department make the 3rd party “Special Firestop Inspection” phase of the construction project or general maintenance plan something “prepared for”, “easily understood”, and “welcomed” rather then a phase of the project holding back completion. The listed ASTM’s below help ESFP complete the following and are only a very small sample of documents referenced to provide the support needed to completely and thoroughly apply fire prevention inspection and hazard assessments to an always changing environment for fire development. As a 3rd party firestop inspector, certified through International Firestop Council with “Premier” recognition and approval by certification from the California Building Code, OSHPD, Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), International Code Council (ICC), and NFPA; ESFP will COMPLETE REQUIRED INSPECTIONS BY:
Scheduling 3rd party fire stop system inspections, in advance of 3 days. ask about ESFP’s “less than 3 day notice, and weekend inspections .
Follow through with prescribed direction on documentation of inspections conducted as a “special inspection” in accordance with the California Building Code and other standards.
Keeping a recording of all required information of the “listed fire stop systems” on each building. This includes keeping a 5 year internal ESFP record of “inspected building or project” and the locations of all inspected fire stop systems and joints inspected by ESFP.
Providing an experienced fire prevention professional to be “on-site” and verify every type of listed fire stop system either through “witness” or “destructive testing” is installed in accordance with it’s engineered testing parameters. *Contact us to discuss “firestop type” and “square footage” requirements.
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ASTM E2174 Standard Practice for
On-site Inspection of Installed Firestops.
1.1 This practice covers the establishing of procedures to inspect firestop products and firestop systems, including methods for field verification and inspection. This practice is referenced in the International Building Code, Chapter 17, Special Inspections.
1.2 This practice addresses all types of firestop products that become firestop systems once installed to the tested and listed system or judgment into fire resistive assemblies.
NOTE 1—Firestop System is defined in Test Method E814. Firestop
products are the products used in constructing a firestop system.
1.3 This practice provides methods by which qualified inspectors verify that required firestops on a project have been installed and that their installations are in accordance with the inspection documents.
ASTM E2393 Standard Practice for
On-Site Inspection of Installed Fire Resistive
Joint Systems and Perimeter Fire Barriers.
1.1 This practice covers the establishment of procedures to inspect fire resistive joint systems, including methods for field verification and inspection.
1.2 This practice addresses all types of fire resistive joint systems and of perimeter joint protection.
NOTE 1—Fire resistive joint system and joint are defined in Test Method
E1966 and UL 2079.
NOTE 2—Perimeter joint protection is defined in Test Method E2307.
NOTE 3—Fire resistive joint systems include joints between two fire
resistive assemblies, and perimeter joints between a fire resistive floor
assembly and a non-fire-resistive wall assembly. The application of these
systems are sometimes extended based on an evaluation to other types of
1.3 This practice provides methods by which qualified
inspectors verify that required fire resistive joint systems on a
project have been installed and that their installations are in
accordance with the inspection documents.