Firestopping is critical to maintaining the integrity of your fire and smoke rated building systems. Safety of the building occupants and minimizing the impact of a fire on the structure depend upon the proper installation of firestop materials.
PREVENT's has over 15 years of firestopping expertise. This experience allows us to keep abreast of the latest systems and technology to consistently maintain the integrity of your fire and smoke walls. PREVENT ensures that the proper UL systems and materials are used. Our employees receive ongoing training and we are members of, and actively participate in, the FCIA (Firestop Contractors international Association) and the NFPA (Nat’l Fire Protection Agency.) Read more on our blog about 5 common firestop
Recent Firestop Customers
Cal Pacific Medical Centers, San Francisco
Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto
Southwest Healthcare System, Murrieta & Wildomar
Jones Lang La Salle, San Francisco
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek & Concord
FIRESTOP SURVEY, REPAIR AND INSTALLATION SCOPE OF WORK
Firestop Survey includes the following scope of work:
A. Review life safety or other pertinent drawings that indicate rated barriers
B. Verify rated barrier information with owner’s representative
C. Identify the type and rating of barrier
D. Examine barriers for compliance
E. Photo document barrier penetrations that are non-compliant
F. Identify the proper UL system needed to correct the non-compliant item
G. List all non-compliant locations in a log and show locations on Life Safety Plans
Firestop repair and installation includes the following scope of work:
A. Identify the manufacturer of products to be used.
B. Install materials in compliance with the manufacturer's and UL systems instructions.
C. A label identifying the product, the UL System used, the date of installation, PREVENT’s name (as Contractor) and the installer’s name shall be placed next to penetration. In the case of a continuous wall of deficiency (missing head of wall firestopping, for example), multiple labels will be placed along the area of deficiency.
D. All applications shall be of a professional manner.
E. Document, in a log, the product used and the UL system used. The documentation is to include photos of the “before” and “after” of the corrected deficiency. Locations shall be documented on drawings, cross referenced to the log.
Implement infection control and safety procedures to ensure a safe healthcare environment for patients, healthcare workers, the public, and PREVENT personnel.
Those procedures include:
A. Obtaining permission to work in the required areas of the facility.
B. Using “The Solution” Ceiling Access Containment Unit, manufactured by PREVENT. This unit is a self contained, HEPA filtered, negative pressure enclosure that allows inspection and repair personnel to isolate their activities from patients, healthcare workers and the public.
C. Complying with all facility requirements for safety and infection control training specific to the facility.
D. Meeting the requirements of all ICRA guidelines for the facility.