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Above Ceiling Pre-Inspection Checklist

Use this checklist to ensure that your walls and ceilings are cleaned regularly so they have lower chances of developing mold, as spores get removed for the surfaces before they can infest the area.
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09/16/2022

Above Ceiling Pre-Inspection Checklist

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Use this checklist to ensure that your walls and ceilings are cleaned regularly so they have lower chances of developing mold, as spores get removed for the surfaces before they can infest the area.
  • Property Information

  • Project Name:

  • Project Address:

  • Owner’s Name:

  • Owner’s Address:

  • Phone #:

  • Fax #:

  • Email:

  • System designed by a NICET Level 3 or 4?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • NICET Level 3 or Level 4 Name & Registration #:

  • System Designed by Registered Engineer?

  • Name of System Designed by Registered Engineer (stamp included):

  • BASIC INFORMATION

  • Are there any fire-resistive rated walls, floors, and /or ceilings?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Do you have copies of the UL listed fire-stop system(s) on site and available For review by Fire Inspector?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Have you verified that the UL listed fire-stop system(s) has been installed in Accordance with the listing(s)?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Are all fire-stop systems readily “visible and accessible” by ladder or lift for fire inspection? (i.e., all ceiling tiles removed, etc.)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Is there an “independent” fire-stop contractor/installer?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • FIRE STOP SYSTEMS

  • “Head of Wall” Fire Stop System installed according to UL listings?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • “Wall to Wall” Fire Stop System installed according to UL listings?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • “Floor to Wall” Fire Stop System installed according to UL listings?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • PENETRATIONS (Rated Walls)

  • Fire Resistive Wall “Through-Penetrations” installed according to ASTM E 814 or UL 1479, and in accordance with UL Listing(s)? (IBC 712.3)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Fire Resistive Wall “Membrane-Penetrations” installed in accordance with IBC 712.3.1?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • PENETRATIONS (Ceilings and Floors)

  • Fire Resistive “Horizontal assemblies” Floor and/or Ceiling) Fire Stop Systems(s) installed according to UL listings and IBC 712.4?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Light Fixtures enclosures installed with proper fire resistive “membrane Penetrations” per IBC 712.4.1.2

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Non-Fire Resistive “Horizontal assemblies” (Floor and/or Ceiling) Fire Stop System(s) installed according to UL listings and IBC 712.4.2?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Combustible plumbing pipe sizes greater than 3 inches in diameter must be provided with “collars” (showing locations) and provide UL listings to Fire Department.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • HVAC Duct and Air Transfer Openings (Walls)

  • Fire Dampers “installed” and “pre-tested” in Fire Resistive Walls in accordance With UL 555 and in accordance with IBC Table 716.3.1? (if yes, answer next question below)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Are they readily “accessible” for testing by fire inspectors with approved “access panels”?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Are the dampers “labeled” in accordance with IBC 716.4?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • HVAC Duct and Air Transfer Openings (Ceilings and Floors)

  • “Ceiling Radiation” Fire Dampers “installed” and “pre-tested” in accordance with UL 555c, IBC 716.6.6.2.1, and in accordance with IBC Table 716.3.1? (if yes, answer questions 18 & 19 below)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Are they readily “accessible” for testing by fire inspectors?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Are the dampers “labeled” in accordance with IBC 716.4?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Are all plenum rated materials installed in accordance with IMC 602.2.1?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • ELECTRICAL (Fire Alarm)

  • All electrical wiring is installed and supported properly by building structural beams/columns/trusses per NFPA 70-Article 760?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • SPRINKLER SYSTEMS (If applicable)

  • Sprinkler piping not used to support “external loads” (NFPA 13:6-1.1.5- 1999 Ed)?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Sprinkler heads located both above and below ceiling are completely installed (100%)?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • KITCHEN HOOD DUCT SYSTEMS (if applicable)

  • Leakage Test (or 100 watt light test) has been conducted and verified prior to above ceiling fire inspection?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Fire-resistive duct wrap and banding has been installed per UL listing? (First layer of wrap has passed inspection and second layer installed prior to Above Ceiling Inspection)

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Access panels provided and accessible, in accordance with UL listing?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • A copy of the Access Panel and Duct Wrap UL listings are available on site for fire inspection?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • MISCELLANEOUS

  • Attic Access Panels installed with adequate opening size and head space?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Location of Lighted Exit Signs with battery backup installed in accordance with plans?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Location of Emergency Lighting with battery backup installed in accordance with plans?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Draft Stop installed in Attic Space in accordance with plans?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Draft Stop installed in “floor/ceiling” assemblies in accordance with plans?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • All wiring and ceiling mounted fire alarm devices (smoke detectors) visible and accessible?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein includes basic requirements for commercial construction of commercial kitchen exhaust hoods and ducts and is not to be relied upon as all-inclusive or complete requirements. It is to your advantage to consult and use a qualified design professional and or a qualified professional contractor to assist you with those areas of construction with which may be unfamiliar to you in order to avoid untimely delays and expenses to your project. This list may not be all-enc

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  • (Company Name)

  • (Email and Phone Contact)

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