2017-05 Attachment

Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer Trade

Select Work Elements in Sections 6.4, 6.5, and 6.6 of Division B of the Fire Code

Application of
Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer Trade Qualification Requirements

6.5.4.3. The priming water for dry-pipe systems shall be inspected at least every three months to ensure that the proper level above the dry-pipe valve is maintained.

COMPULSORY2

To complete the work specified in 6.5.4.3 correctly, in accordance with the Ontario Fire Code, the system is manipulated and could consequently be impaired.  It is therefore a compulsory work element to be completed by a qualified member1.

6.5.5.2. (1) Except as provided in Article 6.5.5.7., the alarm on all sprinkler systems shall be tested monthly by flowing water through the test connection located at the sprinkler valve.

Work prescribed in Sentence 6.5.5.2. (1) of Division B of the Ontario Fire Code may be carried out by the owner or his/her delegate.

COMPULSORY2

Twice annually (every 6 months), the work specified in Sentence 6.5.5.2. (1) shall be completed by a qualified member1.

Additionally, when work prescribed in Sentence 6.5.5.2. (1) takes place immediately following an impairment, alteration or repair to the fire suppression system, the person completing the work shall be a qualified member1.

6.5.5.7. (1) If electrical supervision is provided for a sprinkler system, it shall be tested by operating the supervisory signal devices in conformance with Sentences (2) and (3).

Work prescribed in Sentence 6.5.5.7. (1) of Division B of the Ontario Fire Code may be carried out by the owner or his/her delegate.

COMPULSORY2

Twice annually (every 6 months), the work specified in Sentence 6.5.5.7. (1) shall be completed by a qualified member1.

Additionally, when work prescribed in Sentence 6.5.5.7. (1) takes place immediately following an impairment, alteration or repair to the fire suppression system, the person completing the work shall be a qualified member1.

6.5.5.7. (2) Transmitters and water-flow-actuated devices shall be tested every two months.

Work prescribed in Sentence 6.5.5.7. (2) of Division B of the Ontario Fire Code may be carried out by the owner or his/her delegate.

COMPULSORY2

Twice annually (every 6 months), the work specified in Sentence 6.5.5.7. (2) shall be completed by a qualified member1.

Additionally, when work prescribed in Sentence 6.5.5.7. (2) takes place immediately following an impairment, alteration or repair to the fire suppression system, the person completing the work shall be a qualified member1.

6.6.3.3. (1) Fire pumps shall be operated at least once per week at rated speed.

Work prescribed in Sentence 6.6.3.3. (1) of Division B of the Ontario Fire Code may be carried out by the owner or his/her delegate.

COMPULSORY2

Twice annually (every 6 months), the work specified in Sentence 6.6.3.3. (1) shall be completed by a qualified member1.

Additionally, when work prescribed in Sentence 6.6.3.3. (1) takes place immediately following an impairment, alteration or repair to the fire pump assembly components or suppression system, the person completing the work shall be a qualified member1.

6.6.3.3. (2) The fire pump discharge pressure, suction pressure, lubricating oil level, operative condition of relief valves, priming water level and general operating conditions shall be inspected during the weekly operation of fire pumps.

Work prescribed in Sentence 6.6.3.3. (2) of Division B of the Ontario Fire Code may be carried out by the owner or his/her delegate.

COMPULSORY2

Twice annually (every 6 months), the work specified in Sentence 6.6.3.3. (2) shall be completed by a qualified member1.

Additionally, when work prescribed in Sentence 6.6.3.3. (2) takes place immediately following an impairment, alteration or repair to the fire pump assembly components or fire suppression system, the person completing the work shall be a qualified member1.

6.6.3.4. (1) Internal combustion engine fire pumps shall be operated once a week for a sufficient time to bring the engine up to normal operating temperature.

Work prescribed in Sentence 6.6.3.4. (1) of Division B of the Ontario Fire Code may be carried out by the owner or his/her delegate.

COMPULSORY2

Twice annually (every 6 months), the work specified in Sentence 6.6.3.4. (1) shall be completed by a qualified member1.

Additionally, when work prescribed in Sentence 6.6.3.4. (1) takes place immediately following an impairment, alteration or repair to the fire pump assembly components or fire suppression system, the person completing the work shall be a qualified member.

6.6.3.6. In buildings containing a hotel, the intervals referred to in Articles 6.6.3.3. and 6.6.3.4. are permitted to be once per month.

Work prescribed in Article 6.6.3.3. and Article 6.6.3.4., when undertaken in buildings containing a hotel in accordance with Article 6.6.3.6. of Division B of the Ontario Fire Code, may be carried out by the owner or his/her delegate.

COMPULSORY2

Twice annually (every 6 months), the work specified in Article 6.6.3.3. and Article 6.6.3.4., when undertaken in buildings containing a hotel, shall be completed by a qualified member1.

Additionally, when work prescribed in Article 6.6.3.3. and Article 6.6.3.4. undertaken in buildings containing a hotel takes place immediately following an impairment, alteration or repair to the fire pump assembly components or fire suppression system, the person completing the work shall be a qualified member1.

6.6.5.1. Hydrants shall be inspected annually and after each use in accordance with Articles 6.6.5.2. to 6.6.5.5.

6.6.5.6. Hydrant water flow shall be inspected annually in accordance with Article 6.6.5.7.

Municipally owned hydrants:

Hydrant inspections required by Subsection 6.6.5. may be carried out by municipal employees or their delegates.

Hydrant flow tests required by Article 6.6.5.6. may be carried out by municipal employees or their delegates.

COMPULSORY2

Privately owned hydrants:

Hydrant inspections required by Subsection 6.6.5. shall be carried out by a qualified member1.

Hydrant flow tests required by Article 6.6.5.6. shall be carried out by a qualified member1.

1 For the purposes of this document, “qualified member” is defined as a person who is a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Trades or an apprentice working in the trade of sprinkler and fire protection installer pursuant to a registered training agreement that is not suspended.

2 For the purposes of this document, use of the term “COMPULSORY” signifies that the work described must be done by a “qualified member”.