2016 NFPA 72®: Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems
Learn how to apply NFPA 72 requirements for inspection, testing, and maintenance to ensure dependable fire alarm and emergency systems.
Proper inspection, testing, and maintenance are critical to signaling system effectiveness. The final training in the revised and updated six-part NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (2016) Online Training Series covers Code requirements for inspecting, testing, and maintaining fire alarm systems. The lessons review general provisions in NFPA 72 involving management of inspections, tests, and system impairments. The training also addresses personnel responsibilities and qualifications.
Learn how the Code requirements for acceptance, periodic inspections, and tests differ from one another. These differences result in specific qualification requirements for the persons doing the work. Most of the actual test methods for fire alarm equipment do not vary for new work versus periodic testing; however, some testing requirements for new work do not apply to existing systems.
In this training, you'll learn how to navigate NFPA 72 to locate specific requirements and frequencies for the testing and visual inspection of fire detection and alarm system components. Specific requirements for properly conducting smoke detector functional and sensitivity tests are covered in detail, as well as test methods for several other common types of initiating devices. Last but not least, you will gain insight into how some commonly employed test methods do not meet the requirements of the Code.
Upon completion you should be able to:
- Define terms related to the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems
- Recognize general requirements for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems
- Identify the purpose of inspections
- Describe the requirements of acceptance inspections and periodic inspections
- Identify the testing and maintenance requirements for fire alarm systems
Who Will Benefit:
Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating or installing fire alarm systems, including: designers, installers, electrical contractors, architects, auditors, and project managers.
Continuing Education Credit:
Complete this one-hour course and qualify for 0.1 CEU. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.
Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.