This online course provides an overview of NFPA 80 requirements for inspection of fire doors. The course explains existing buildings requirements for ongoing fire door inspection programs to help ensure essential fire safety building components are in proper working order to protect the safety of occupants and limit the spread of smoke and fire. Participants will learn about common code violations found with fire doors and review latching requirements, frame integrity, proper installation and operation requirements as well as modifications and damage commonly found on fire doors.
This class also identifies an option to develop an inspection program which may extend the period of time to conduct reviews that can be approved by the local code authority.
Participants in this class will gain an understanding of why a proactive approach to fire door inspections is advantageous:
Protect building occupants
Help reduce risk of liability
Avoid potential fines for non-code compliant openings
Learn how to locate doors that have been altered which may compromise life safety of building occupants
Identify if the fire doors were initially installed properly and if they function as intended
- Overview of fire door inspection requirements
- Identification of common fire door code deficiencies
- Conducting inspections on a schedule acceptable to the code authority