August 28, 2020
Fire doors are critical to the success of passive fire protection systems. They protect lives and property by limiting the passage of fire and, depending on the specific fire door assembly, they can also limit the passage of smoke and toxic gases. To help ensure these fire doors continue to operate safely, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), under NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, requires annual inspections for fire doors. Assigned record of this inspection must also be kept on file for the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). Engaging UL to perform these inspections helps facility managers, property owners and other parties demonstrate compliance, mitigate risk and helps to ensure the safety of the building occupants.
Backed by UL’s more than 100 years of testing, certification and inspection experience, you can count on:
- A professional and thorough approach throughout the entire process
- Peace of mind with an independent, third-party inspection from a partner widely recognized and accepted by authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs)
- Flexibility and responsiveness when it comes to scheduling due to our extensive network of field engineers
Starting with UL Standard 10 in 1903, UL has been the leader in testing, certifying and inspecting fire doors for more than 100 years. Our industry experience and technical expertise uniquely positions us to partner with our customers to offer an independent and thorough analysis of their fire doors and frames.
In addition to performing your annual fire door inspections, as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), we are able to evaluate and label compliant doors and frames, where appropriate.
Fire door safety and functionality is critically important. Fire doors help save lives, mitigate property damage, and contribute to the safe egress of building occupants during an emergency situation. Whether your goal is compliance, risk mitigation, ensuring safety or all of the above, UL Field Engineering has a solution to meet your needs.
Per NFPA 80 Section 188.8.131.52, field labeling shall be performed only by individuals or companies that have been certified or listed, or by individuals or companies that are representatives of a labeling service that maintains periodic inspections of production of labeled equipment or materials and by whose labeling the manufacturer indicates compliance with appropriate standards or performance in a specified manner.