Can my building operator bypass our fire alarm panel (Ontario) when construction is going on or does it have to be a fire alarm company that does it. Our operator's are trained on the panel. thanks,
If you have disabled the fire alarm system in any way, the building occupants must be made aware of the impairment. An alternate means of alerting building occupants must be in place as well.
A fire watch must be started with patrols at a minimum of once per hour.
This information should be in the buildings fire safety plan.
Ontario Fire Code section 188.8.131.52 (2) (h) provide for alternate measures to be provided for the safety of occupants during a shutdown of any or all fire protection equipment or systems.
Understood but can my building operator do the fire panel bypass or does it need to be done by an alarm company by code?
EPIC Realty Partners (Ottawa) Inc.
Ottawa Office: 100-473 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON, K1R 5B4 P-613.274.3742 F-613.274.3558
Cornwall Office: 1 Water Street East, Cornwall, ON K6H 6M2 P-613.938.2118 F-613.938.7827
Properly trained staff are able to complete the bypass.
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