Defficient Fire & Smoke walls can severely compromise your accreditation and more importantly….the occupants within your facility. It is imperative that every deficient item is found and repaired to avoid rapid transfer of smoke, fire, heat and toxic gas – no matter how big or small.
Smoke and fire barriers are essential elements to a building’s overall fire protection plan. By dividing buildings into smaller compartments, the chance of smoke and fire spreading throughout the building is minimized. This design process works in unison with doors, dampers, detection, firestopping and suppression to limit the damage caused by a fire.
The problem with these barriers is that they tend to viewed as “out of sight, out of mind” because such a large percentage of them are not viewed on a regular basis. The majority of these barriers are located above drop ceilings and are not seen by staff or the general public. Unfortunately, this is where most problems lie – hidden above the ceiling.
While Sprinklers can extinguish a fire below the drop ceiling, your building becomes vulnerable should a fire occur above the ceiling tiles, which is where the majority of penetrations and deficiencies are found.
Life Safety Enterprises will survey your entire facility to ensure compliance with all aspects of NFPA, ICC, Joint Commission and CMS codes and standards. These inspections will cover all rated smoke and fire barriers including floors and can also include smoke tight corridor walls.
LSE Inspectors will survey all penetrations and construction joints looking for correct and complete Construction and Firestopping.
Benefits of our "ClosedLoop Compliance" Program include;
Individually bar coded walls for easy identification
Use of our "ClosedLoop Compliance" Software or your in-house compliance software solution
All of our Inspectors have been trained and certified in various firestop techniques. In short, they know what they are looking for!
Thorough inspections looking for any violation that could jeopardize your survey and safety
Detailed inspection reports showing the pass / fail status of every wall
Detailed work orders illustrating any deficient items found including type, quantity and reason for failure
Life Safety Code Drawings plotted with each deficient barcode number
Assistance with remediation including repairs or PFI's
It is our commitment to you that we will go beyond the obvious to identify deficiencies. This will allow you to meet all accreditation obligations to provide you with the safest facility possible.
Fire & Smoke Barrier Walls
"Don’t waste your time and money on random, spot check surveys that only tell you part of your compliance story. Get the full story with Life Safety Enterprises Inc.!"