Code Requirements

Code Requirements for Inspection Services

Commonly Used Codes & Standards

  • IBC
  • Code BoooksUBC
  • UFC
  • IFC
  • NFPA 70
  • NFPA 72
  • NFPA 101
  • NFPA 1

Differences between codes and standards

Codes:

Specifies what type of protection is required based upon particular circumstances.

Standards:

Performance (Prescriptive): specifies how equipment shall operate and the limits of conditions it must operate under.
Install: specifies how a particular code requirement shall be met.

Monthly
Portable Extinguishers Monthly inspection per NFPA 10 NFPA 10
Fire Alarm Batteries Lead Acid or Gel NFPA 72
Sprinkler Dry / Preaction / Deluge / Wet Pipe Gauges / Control Valve / Exterior Alarm Chained, Sealed or Locked Control Tamper Switches, Fire Pump Exercise NFPA 25
Backflows Reduce Pressure Valves NFPA 25
Emergency Lights/Signs Functional Test NFPA 101
Quarterly
Fire Alarm Control Panels – Fuses, Interface Equipment, Lamps and LEDs. Primary and Secondary Power, Heat Sensing Fire Detectors, Supervisory Devices, Waterflow Devices (Electronic Only) NFPA 72
Sprinkler Alarm Devices (Mechanical) Hydraulic Nameplate Pressure Reducing and Relief Valves Hose Racks, Fire Pumps, Fire Dept. Connections NFPA 25
Semi-Annually
Hood Suppression Fusible Links / Appliance Location – Changes in Suppression System NFPA 17 & 17A
Fire Alarm Control Panel – Fuses, Interface Equipment, Lamps and LEDs. Primary and Secondary Power, Transient Suppressors, Control Unit Trouble / Supervisory / Alarm Signals, Emergency Voice & Communications, Remote Annuciators, Intiating Devices – All Types Releasing, Extinguishing or Suppression System Switches, Notification Devices, UDACT NFPA 72
Annually
Hood Fusible Links, Regulator, Manual Initiating Devices, Rubber and Metal Blow Off Caps NFPA 17 & 17A
Fire Alarm 100% Functional Test – Maybe Combined with Semi Annual to Comply NFPA 72
Sprinkler Hanger / Seismic Bracing, Pipe and Fittings, Sprinkler Heads / Check for Blocks and Obstructions of Sprinkler Heads NFPA 25
Emergency Lights/Signs Functional Test and Load Test NFPA 101
Portable Extinguishers Pressure Test, Hanger, Sign, Obstructions, Tamper Indicator, Cylinder Condition, Conductivity Test (CO2) Agent