Revelation Door Inspections is a Fire, Smoke and Egress Door Inspection Company located in Southeast Georgia that is passionate about Life Safety, particularly in the areas of barrier openings known as Fire Door Assemblies. Our staff of dedicated and certified inspectors has worked in the door and hardware industry for decades and has seen firsthand the negligence through improper maintenance of these opening protectives... We have assisted clients all over the United States and its territories. We are here primarily as a resource for the Building Owner/Stakeholder. We strive to keep their best interests as our first priority by revealing noncompliant issues through our in depth inspection process.
Our mission is to help our clients pilot their way through the very complex and specific code requirements that are mandated in NFPA 80, 101 and 105. Contact us today and let us help you to ensure your Fire, Smoke and Egress Door Assemblies are on their way to being compliant.
In accordance with NFPA 80, 101 and 105
Detailed Inspection reports
Resource for Recertification of Doors, Frames, and Hardware
Fire, Smoke & Egress Door Inventory utilizing UDI (ie. QR code) labels
Resource for Approved replacement Hardware
Is present and completely closes the door each time it is opened.
Only listed or labeled products shall be used.
Hinges shall be of the ball bearing type.
Shall be repaired with steel fasteners or the same material as the door or frame.
Shall not exceed 5% of the door surface and attached with adhesive.
Shall not exceed allowable sizes.
Shall not be less than the minimum shown on the fire door label.
Vertical and top edges shall be 1/8" +/- 1/16" for steel and 1/8" for wood doors.Bottom shall not exceed 3/4.
The following presentations are designed to help the stakeholders understand the code implications and complexity of the architectural openings' products and applications, and the critical role they play in achieving and maintaining the balance between life safety and security.
Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), Building Owners Facility Managers
Life safety is of utmost importance and the role doors and hardware play is of equal significance. Upon completion of this two-hour presentation, AHJ's and Building Owners will better understand these inspection requirements, as well as the basic operation and features of fire and egress doors, in order to verify inspection reports for compliance with code requirements. Code compliance and insurance audits aside, properly operating fire and egress doors top the list of areas requiring constant maintenance and regular inspections. In addition to better understanding the requirements, basic operation and features of fire and egress doors, the Facility Managers will know how to interpret the inspection reports, and supervise ongoing maintenance for continued compliance with code requirements.
Facility Maintenance Personnel
Upon completion of the five-hour session, facility maintenance personnel will better understand the working components of fire and egress door assemblies, how to properly assess and functionally test the condition of them, interpret inspection reports in order to conduct or oversee repairs, and perform ongoing maintenance for continued compliance with code requirements. If possible, this session will include a walk-through of the facility to review existing opening assemblies as examples of possible non-compliance and deficiencies. If not, examples will be covered during the presentation.
It is important to note that NFPA 80's safety inspection and testing requirements are primarily addressed to building owners and property management personnel. Authority Having Jurisdictions (AHJ) are responsible for ensuring that building owners and property management personnel are aware of their responsibility to maintain the fire door assemblies in working condition. Rarely will an individual code enforcement officer have the depth of knowledge, expertise, or time necessary to perform detailed system inspections of building elements like fire and egress door assemblies. Instead, AHJs rely on industry professionals to perform thoroughly detailed inspections like those required for fire and egress door assemblies.
Safety inspections of building systems (e.g., sprinklers, elevators, fire/building alarms, fire extinguishers, standpipes, etc.) are performed and documented by professionals working in the respective industry, Records of those inspections are retained on site and are presented to the AHJ during its periodic building inspection visits. Frequently, the AHJ will take time to spot-check the systems to verify that the information recorded in the documentation is accurate. When deficiencies are discovered, the AHJ can require corrections to be made within a certain number of days, issue citations for noncompliance, and assess monetary fines. The AHJ has the authority to temporarily close a building until corrective actions have been completed. In extreme circumstance, the AHJ can permanently close a building.
Only the AHJ can approve the individual that is to perform the inspections of Fire Door Assemblies. NFPA 80 has specific qualifications that this individual is to possess and are as follows:
3.3.95 Qualified Person. A person who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, professional standing, or skill, and who, by knowledge, training, and experience, has demonstrated the ability to deal with the subject matter, the work, or the project.
126.96.36.199* Acceptance testing of fire door and window assemblies shall be performed by a qualified person with knowledge and understanding of the operating components of the type of assembly being subject to testing. A.188.8.131.52 Visual inspection and functional testing of fire door and fire window assemblies require the persons performing the inspections and testing to be thoroughly knowledgeable of the various components and systems that are used to create fire-rated assemblies. In the case of swinging doors with builders hardware, these assemblies are comprised of labeled and listed components from several manufacturers. Often, the listing of the door leaf determines which products are permitted to be installed on an assembly. Inspectors of swinging doors with builders hardware need be able to recognize which components can or cannot be used on specific assemblies, which requires training and experience on behalf of the persons performing the inspections. Additionally, AHJs need to be able to rely on the competency, expertise, experience, and knowledge of the fire door inspectors in their jurisdiction.
With the May 2016 CMS adoption of the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and NFPA 99 Healthcare Facilities Code, comes the inclusion of the 2010 editions of NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives and NFPA 105 Standard for Smoke Doors and Other Opening Protectives.
This ruling means that all US Health Care Facilities must meet the requirements of the 2012 editions of the NFPA 101 & 99. NFPA 101 Chapter 7 covers the requirements for the types of doors to be inspected, the frequency of the inspection of door openings, who should perform the inspections and testing and that written record of the inspections and testing shall be kept for inspection by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). These openings include door leaves equipped with panic hardware or fire exit hardware, door assemblies in exit enclosures, electrically controlled egress doors and door assemblies with special locking arrangements. Chapter 7 also states, “Fire-rated door assemblies shall be inspected and tested in accordance with NFPA 80” and “Smoke door assemblies shall be inspected and tested in accordance with NFPA 105”.
The complexity of the new standards requires a much greater knowledge of the Fire-rated or Smoke-rated door assembly and their many components. It also requires a greater amount of time spent at each door inspecting and logging the findings. Let us help you. We are here to look out for your best interests when it comes to Fire and Smoke and Egress Door Assemblies. We have the knowledge and tools to help healthcare facilities comply with these new mandates.