Inspections

DIY Fire Door Inspections: What All FMs Need to Know

DIY Fire Door Inspections: What All FMs Need to Know In the sea of tasks each facility manager is responsible for, whether to complete fire door inspections in-house is often up for debate. While the DIY fire door inspections may seem feasible for your staff, is it the best option? Determining what is best for Read more…

Cinco Tips for Fire and Smoke Damper Compliance

Fire and smoke damper compliance a critical component of your active and passive fire protection system. If dampers are inoperable during a fire, this allows smoke to spread much more quickly, decreasing the chances of survival amongst building occupants. Compliant dampers protect egress routes allowing occupants more time to escape. Although damper maintenance is required Read more…

Are Your Fire Dampers Costing Your Facility Extra Money, Too?

Many facility managers have their fire dampers inspected every 4-6 years as they are required. But does waiting so long cost you more money in the long run? Fire dampers directly affect your HVAC system in a few ways: When a damper fails to open after a test of the alarm system, the air flow Read more…

Dos & Don’ts of Firestop Installation

Firestopping is an important part of maintaining and repairing your fire barriers. Without proper firestopping, penetrations that are left untreated can be deadly if a fire were to break out in the facility. There can be many different opinions on how to tackle firestopping projects, but those are likely never based on the facts or Read more…

5 Things Your Firestop Contractor Should Be Doing

Finding a specialty firestop contractor can take a lot of time and resources, so when you finally find one that you think is a good fit for your facility it can be a huge relief. You’ve likely scheduled some on-going maintenance with your contractor, and expect that they are doing the job in a timely, Read more…

New Year’s Resolution: Set up a Firestop Maintenance Program

The holiday season has ended, and the New Year is here. While you’re making resolutions for yourself personally, don’t forget to make resolutions for the workplace to help get 2016 started in the right direction. One of the resolutions we suggest this New Year is coordinating a firestop maintenance program to ensure facility safety and Read more…

4 Tips for Keeping Your Facility Compliant During the Holidays

The holidays are typically a cheerful time of year and often come with decking the halls and eggnog. Since many of us would rather be at home than working, we often like to decorate our workplace to feel festive all day long. This is especially true for nurses, doctors and other staff in healthcare settings Read more…

3 Common Misconceptions about Life Safety Systems

Code requirements for compliance can often get confused with common knowledge when it comes to life safety systems. Building and safety codes can be difficult to decipher, so many of us tend to rely on others to tell us how to maintain compliance. But how do you know this common knowledge is actually correct? Working Read more…

Top 3 Firestop Deficiencies Your Facility Could Be Facing

Deficient firestop can bring potential harm or citations to your facility, and should be corrected upon immediate discovery. Firestopping can be key to your facility’s life safety systems, and will help protect against a fire in the facility. However, often times facility employees may not realize that the firestop program they have in place may Read more…

Tips for Choosing a Reputable Firestop Contractor

When it comes to hiring a firestop contractor for your facility, it may be time consuming and difficult to figure out which contractor will do the best job for your facility. There are likely numerous contractors that claim to be the best in the business, but it’s important for a facility’s safety to choose one Read more…