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Testing and Maintenance

The statements made and requirements listed on this website apply only to the buildings, projects and activities at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Please contact your local authority having jurisdiction for code requirements for buildings, projects and activities which are not affiliated with the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Policies & Procedures

Emergency Lights

This document was prepared to list some but not all of the requirements based on the latest edition of adopted codes in 2004. Please ensure that all the requirements of applicable codes at the time of new installations or changes to existing installations are verified and implemented. The following text summarizes the code requirements for “Performance of System” and for “Testing Maintenance.” 

Emergency Lights - Testing & Maintenance

Exit Signs

This document was prepared to list some but not all of the requirements based on the latest edition of adopted codes in 2011. Please ensure that all the requirements of applicable codes at the time of new installations or changes to existing installations are verified and implemented. 

Exit Signs - Testing & Maintenance

Fire Detection and Alarm

This document was prepared to organized information regarding testing frequencies for fire detection and alarm systems. All of the following information can be found in the 2007 edition of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NPFA-72). 

Detection and Alarm - Testing & Maintenance

Fire Doors

This document was prepared to list the requirements for routine maintenance and testing of fire doors and fire door hardware. The requirements in this document are based on the 2009 edition of the International Fire Code (IFC) and the 2007 edition of the Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives Code (NFPA-80). 

Fire Doors - Testing & Maintenance

Fire Extinguishers

These documents have been prepared to organized information serving as a timetable for any inspection, maintenance, recharging, and testing of portable fire extinguishers. All of the following information can be found in the 2007 edition of the Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers (NFPA-10).

Extinguisher Frequencies - Testing & Maintenance

Extinguisher Requirements - Testing & Maintenance

Fire Hydrants

These documents were prepared to list the requirements for the inspection, test and maintenance of fire hydrants.  These requirements are based on the 2008 edition ofThe Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (NFPA-25),the 2000 edition of the City of Boulder Design and Construction Standards Chapter 5Water Design,and the 2009 edition of International Fire Code (IFC).

Fire Hydrants - Testing and Maintenance

Fire Hydrants - Testing and Maintenance

Fire, Smoke and Combination Dampers

The following is a brief summary of the code requirements pertaining to Fire and Smoke (F/S) Dampers. The following requirements are from the 2009 Edition ofthe Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems (NFPA-90A), as well as the 2007 Edition ofthe Standard for the Installation of Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives(NFPA-105), the 2009 Edition ofthe Standard for Smoke Management Systems in MallsAtria, and Large Spaces(NFPA-92B), and the 2007 Edition ofthe Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives(NFPA-80). 

Dampers - Testing & Maintenance 

Sprinklers and Standpipes

FLS has organized the following information regarding testing frequencies for fire sprinkler and standpipe systems. All of the following information can be found in the 2007 edition of the National Fire Protection Association, Standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (NPFA-25), and the 2009 International Fire Code (IFC).

NFPA Requirements - Testing & Maintenance 

IFC Requirements - Testing & Maintenance