The first step in managing your fire barriers is setting the right guidelines for your facility.
Gleeson Powers can work directly with your facility’s team to develop and implement procedures, policies and specifications.
Through many years of working in the fire barrier management and firestopping business, we have seen a wide range of approaches to maintaining fire barriers. We understand the need for a working process – stringent enough to meet the requirements of The Joint Commission and other accrediting bodies and building inspectors, but flexible enough to meet your practical needs. During our Policy Analysis & Review, we customize a Fire Barrier Management Program to meet the needs of your facility.
This process typically includes a review of current policies and documentation, in-field processes and current specifications. An important component of this is current and updated life safety drawings, a policy in place for who will maintain and repair your fire barriers, and a process for in-house personnel and onsite contractors to follow when and if they are doing work above your ceilings. We recommend implementing an Above Ceiling Permit Program to help manage this process. Our customized software, The Life Safety Tracker®, has a full permit module to assist facility managers in managing this.