Proposed ASTM Standard Will Help with Fire Inspector Selection

Jan. 3, 2017

The standard outlines minimum requirements for inspectors to demonstrate expertise and proficiency in areas to help minimize property damage. 

ASTM International’s committee on performance of buildings (E06) is developing a standard that will help determine qualifications of people who want to serve as inspectors of certain fire resistive materials.

The standard highlights goals of helping building officials and fire marshals to determine whether candidates for inspector positions are qualified to conduct in-depth inspections of SFRM and IFRM in a variety of buildings, ranging from schools and hospitals to nuclear, petrochemical and manufacturing plants.

“Having a standard that outlines minimum requirements for inspectors to demonstrate expertise and proficiency in these areas could help minimize property damage while also saving lives of both occupants and first responders,” says ASTM member John Nicholas, president, Perceptive Solutions LLC.

The committee has opened the discussion to the public with knowledge of spray-applied fire resistive materials (SFRM) and intumescent fire resistive materials (IFRM).

To purchase standards, visit www.astm.org and search by the standard designation, or contact ASTM Customer Relations (tel +1.877.909.ASTM; [email protected]).

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