Fire Door Inspections
Do you need your Annual NFPA 80 Inspections performed?
Midwest Firestop, Inc. has certified fire door inspectors to help you meet the NFPA 101, NFPA 105 and NFPA 80 requirements.
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, has required the annual inspection of fire rated openings and certain egress openings since the 2009 edition. NFPA 80, the Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, has required the annual inspection of fire rated openings since the 2007 edition.
Recently the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) issued a memorandum stating that starting Jan 1, 2018 full compliance is required.
CMS Memorandum Summary
- In health care occupancies, non-rated doors assemblies including corridor doors to patient care rooms and smoke barrier doors are not subject to the annual inspection and testing requirements of either NFPA 80 or NFPA 105.
- Non-rated doors should be routinely inspected as part of the facility maintenance program.
- Full compliance with the annual fire door assembly inspection and testing in accordance with 2010 NFPA 80 is required by January 1, 2018.
- Life Safety Code (LSC) deficiencies associated with the annual inspection and testing of fire doors should be cited under K211 – Means of Egress – General.
Midwest Firestop, Inc. can provide you with the required information that can aid you in this process. From applying a unique identifier and barcode, to providing comprehensive 13-point inspections with individual deficiency pictures and reports outlining individual maintenance items, Midwest Firestop, Inc. will take the time to listen to your needs and cater a Door Management Program (DMP) to meet your individual needs and budget allowances.