Having a Fire Barrier Management Program in place ensures a proactive and systematic approach for the long-term management and maintenance of fire barriers.
Maintaining fire barriers throughout the life of a healthcare facility can be challenging. Existing fire barriers are altered, new penetrations are made, and ongoing renovations lead to rated walls being added or decomissioned. Having a Fire Barrier Management Program in place ensures a proactive and systematic approach for the long-term management and maintenance of fire barriers. Gleeson Powers has been in the life safety services business for more than 25 years, and we have developed a five step process that has proven to not only be an effective approach to barrier management, but has also results in long-term cost-savings to owners.
Through our work with hospitals and healthcare facilities over the years, we have developed what we believe is the most advanced and comprehensive fire barrier management program available. The program relies heavily on our customized software, The Life Safety Tracker System®to aid in the documentation of all components of our fire barrier management program. While we originally developed our fire barrier management program for our healthcare clients, it lends itself to a variety of industries and facilities that are required to maintain their facilities per code requirements, building inspectors, accrediting agencies, and for the overall safety of their occupants.
We have found that the most successful barrier management programs address each of the below components – policy & specifications, permitting, installation, commissioning and documentation & reporting.