Barrier Management for Compliance in Healthcare Facilities
December 29th @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
An important criterion for a first-class property environment is the establishment of risk management and loss prevention programs to assure the reliability of fire and life safety systems. Barrier management programs are one such risk management practice that entails identifying all types of fire rated assemblies including the types of penetrations, and the activities that cause them to become breached. This program is intended to provide a road map of best practices that can be utilized to assist with commissioning of a new project to the maintaining of these barriers post construction. These practices will provide the tools needed to achieve compliance. The goal of any barrier management program is to prepare and mitigate possible issues through detection and suppression of potential future loss from fire. The program does this by setting expectations for all parties involved including designers, vendors, contractors, and facility maintenance personnel to maintain a specific set of Firestop Systems for installation and inspection of assemblies during the construction phase and the managing of the facility post construction to have a better understanding when situations of non-compliance might arise.
Learning Objective 1:
Recognize the importance of a preconstruction risk assessment and the IBC special inspection for firestopping requirement prior to construction.
Learning Objective 2:
Discuss the process used to ensure fire and smoke rated barrier compliance during safety inspection commissioning.
Learning Objective 3:
Differentiate between common fire protection and life safety code sections in the IBC (Division 7) and NFPA 101.
Learning Objective 4:
Discuss procedures that can be implemented to assist with fire and smoke barrier compliance during the preconstruction stage.
Learning Objective 5:
Summarize what a solid Standard Operating Practice (SOP) for passive fire protection should consist of.
Learning Objective 6:
Identify tools, best practices and procedures to achieve life safety code compliance in fire, smoke, and acoustical assemblies during all phases of the buildings life cycle.