The intent of Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems Test is to verify the integrity of all electrically connected life safety systems within a building and to ensure that they are all performing as per their design.
2015 edition of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) Subsection 3.2.9., states that it is building owners’ responsibility to ensure that the building life safety systems and other systems that are interconnected with life safety systems of a building are performing as per the requirement of the code:
A-126.96.36.199.(1) Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
Building owners should verify that fire protection and life safety systems and their components (i.e. Fire Alarm Systems, Sprinklers, Stand Pipes, Smoke Control, Ventilation, Pressurization, Door Hold-Open Devices, Elevator Recalls, Smoke and Fire Shutters and Dampers, Emergency Power, Emergency Lighting, Fire Pumps, Generators, etc.), including their interconnections with other building systems, are functioning according to the intent of their design.
ULC standard S1001- Integrated Systems Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems and Fire Protection Commissioning- has been referred in the 2015 edition of the National Building Code of Canada as the standard for performing this test. It is worth noting that the mandate for performing the Integrated System Testing do not only apply to the new buildings that are waiting for building occupancy permit to be issued, but also to the existing buildings. As per the National Fire Code of Canada, Existing buildings should also be tested after a year of occupation and each five years after that not only to ensure that all life safety systems of a building are being maintained as per the code requirement but also to verify the integrity of the interconnected life safety systems of a building as a whole.
Here at Rotaflow, we are offering the complete Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems Test package including performing integration test for all interconnected life safety systems of the building and providing the owner with the certification of compliance with the ULC standard S1001.