NFPA and The Joint Commission require periodic inspection of fire, smoke, and fire & smoke dampers as per NFP 80, 90 & 101. All fire dampers should be inspected within one year of installation. Thereafter, they are required to be inspected every 4 years, except in hospitals where the requirement is every 6 years. In addition to code requirements, regular inspections of fire and smoke dampers is essential to maintaining your passive fire protection - in the event of a fire, fire and smoke dampers must close to ensure the prevention of the spread of fire through the ventilation system.
Fire & Smoke Damper Inspections
Gleeson Powers' inspectors perform a thorough inspection of all fire, smoke and fire & smoke dampers in accordance with NFPA 80, 90 & 101 code requirements. We offer inspection services for hospitals, corporate offices, and college and universities. Our inspectors are trained in all aspects of fire and smoke damper codes and inspection requirements. We document all work and provide detailed inspection results as well as executive summaries for senior leadership.
All customers are provided with detailed documentation using The Life Safety Tracker System®, including inspection results, before and after pictures, detailed descriptions of each item, and verification of all items per code regulations. Reports can be filtered by building, floor, area, or item. These reports can serve as third party verification that your fire and smoke dampers have been inspected, repaired and/or replaced in accordance to code requirements.
The Life Safety Tracker System® can easily schedule inspections and maintenance checks of all fire and smoke dampers. Reminders can be sent to the facility manager, or Gleeson Powers can manage the inspection scheduling for you. Using The Life Safety Tracker System® means that the next time an item is up for inspection, you have a record - all in one place - of all previous inspections, repairs, and replacements.