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The Smoke Alarm Installation and Verification Appendix “C” Report is also available from the menu at the left. This follows CAN/ULC-S553-14’s format with the addition of an individual Device Test record sheet drawn from an appropriately modified Appendix “C” table which appears in the Smoke Alarm Annual Testing Report (CAN/ULC-S552-14).
UPDATE! January 20, 2019
SA - Smoke Alarm
We’re also recommending you identify whether the alarm is AC powered with a battery backup, only AC powered, or only battery powered. We’ve included the addition of the word “Cleaned” to the “Tested Y/N” Column of the published Standard’s Appendix “C” (as this is an actual requirement). There are a number of additional testing and inspection Clauses that are NOT identified on the form. We urge anyone engaged in servicing these devices to avail themselves of the Standard in order to ensure compliance with the Fire Code and the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
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CITY OF VANCOUVER Verification Appendix “C” Forms!
Updated Feburary 19, 2020 - The City of Vancouver’s Bulletin 2020-006-BU/EL includes some amendments to the Fire Alarm Verification Appendix C1. Form. Please ensure you’re using the latest version of the City of Vancouver Appendix C Form if you are engaged in providing Verification service here.
Updated November 6, 2018 - January 1, 2018 witnessed the City of Vancouver’s Vancouver Building Bylaw (VBBL) adoption of two (2) new versions of Canadian fire alarm Standards:
- CAN/ULC-S524-14 (Including Amendment 1) (Standard for Installation of Fire Alarm Systems), and
Along with CAN/ULC-S1001-11 (Standard for Integrated Systems Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems), technicians engaged in the commissioning and Verification of new fire alarm systems in the City face quite a challenge. The C1 first page of the Verification Record Vancouver requires them to use is incorporated in Bulletin 2000-021-BU/EL, which also outlines their new approach to qualifying Verification Agencies and individual Verifiers. We have extensively updated the CAN/ULC-S537-13 Appendix C Report form to include a new layout for documenting the testing of individual fire alarm devices. The City has also incorporated new acceptance criteria for outdoor mounted annunciators. We strongly urge both the installation and Verification communities to review these important changes.
The most key change is the fact that Vancouver is no longer publishing their list of Acceptable Verification Agencies and Verifiers. Installers, building owners, and Designers looking to hire a qualified Verifier will have to CHECK WITH THE CITY’s BUILDING PERMITS DEPARTMENT to ensure the individual they contemplate will be signing the C1 page is actually authorized to do so!
Our latest version of this Standard incorporates some additional testing requirements for installations that utilize the -14 Version of CAN/ULC-S524 as well as an expanded C.6 section which incorporates the ability to document Data Communication Link Isolators. Please review them along with some important guidelines contained on this page in our TOOLS menu!
Updated February 13, 2017 - The C1 first page required by the City of Vancouver has been amended to include new wording related to outdoor fire alarm annunciators. The Certification section of our forms has always included a reference to the Verification having been conducted by qualified personnel, but additional wording has been added to conform with the new requirements as well.
Updated December 30, 2016 - The C1 first page of the October 2013 Fifth Edition of the Standard for Verification of Fire Alarm Systems has been adapted for use in the City of Vancouver. This version of the form should only be used if specifically requested by the Inspections Department as we anticipate the 2015 publication of the National Building Code won’t be formally adopted into the Vancouver Building By-law until at least 2019. This version of the Appendix “C” includes enhancements to document outdoor mounted fire alarm annunciators (Sections C5.8 and C5.9).
UPDATED December 11, 2016 - The newest version includes some major enhancements. In the MS Word version, the project specific information (which you had to individually enter starting from page two and onwards) now only has to be entered once. It’s automatically populated on any subsequent pages (including any that you may need to add). Additional enhancements include bringing the form into alignment with CAN/ULC-S537-13 (the newest version of the Standard that’s likely going to be referenced in the next edition of the VBBL. Our forms also address some key testing items that are going to be required when the Standard for Installation of Fire Alarm Systems (CAN/ULC-S524-14 - Including Amendment 1) is adopted.
UPDATED June 11, 2016 - A version of the CAN/ULC-S537-04 Appendix “C” report form formatted for use in the City of Vancouver is now available for download. Look for it in the menu box to the left. This updated version follows the August 11, 2015 Revision of the City of Vancouver’s Bulletin 2000-21-BU/EL and includes the ability to document Intelligibility Testing in conformance with VBBL 2014 Sentence 188.8.131.52(2). The only essential differences from the “C1” page in the Bulletin are in the CERTIFICATION section (where additional wording has been added to help ensure the building owner complies with Division C, Sentence 184.108.40.206.(2) of the British Columbia Fire Code 2012 incorporated into the Vancouver Fire Bylaw 11312), and the rather tasteful colours we’ve chosen to highlight the fillable sections.
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BUILDING & FIRE CODE CHANGES
The adoption of the 2015 version of the National Building Code mandates fire alarm systems must be installed to CAN/ULC-S524-14. There is an amendment to this Standard issued by ULC in January 2016 (which all agencies performing verifications should be aware of). The Verification Standard that’s referenced by NBC 2015 is CAN/ULC-S537-13 which does not address some key changes related to system response times, data loop isolators, power buss isolators, and notification (audio) buss isolators, etc. that appear in the -14 version of the Installation Standard and the Addendum! Please ensure you review these important changes and additions and that the Verification Appendix “C” form you’re using is amended appropriately to document this testing!
In most Canadian jurisdictions, the adoption of the new National Fire Code (2015) will mandate annual testing of fire alarm systems to CAN/ULC-S536-13 with one key exception. Alberta’s Building and Fire Codes already references CAN/ULC-S536-13. Our testing forms are based on the this version.
About OUR Fire Alarm Inspection, Building Life Safety Inspection & Fire Alarm Verification Forms:
One of the first things you'll notice is that we've combined the Fire Alarm Inspection Form, the Fire Extinguisher Annual Inspection Form, the Unit Emergency Lighting Inspection Form and the Sprinkler Systems Inspection Form into one document entitled the Building Life Safety Inspection Form (or Building Annual Inspection Form).
Another thing you'll notice is that there is now a separate section for Communicator Testing (this follows Appendix C2.11 of CAN/ULC-S536-13). You have to feel comfortable with ensuring that the communicator is installed correctly and be familiar enough with what it does to properly test it. In order to help you with this, we've provided a comprehensive guide to communicators in the Tips section of our Library. How many of you are aware that every ULC/UL fire alarm panel has to be equipped with "dress panels" (also called "dead fronts")? How many of you are actually checking to see that the smoke detectors installed with the system are actually compatible with it? A lot of this material is available to you here without paying a membership fee because we feel that there is information you must know and other information you may want to know (to make your job easier and the people living in the buildings you’re testing safer!). You'll find the latter in our Members section.
We've decided NOT to follow the format of the fire alarm annual inspection form provided by ASTTBC. Why? There are two important reasons:
Our forms also feature a checklist for onsite documents which you should ensure are actually there, and which will assist you in providing an inspection service that is as thorough as it is professsional. Don’t forget that you are part of a much broader partnership in safety that includes the local Jurisdictional Authority. The more detail you can include in your report, the more informed they become of the building’s inadequacies, the better they can communicate the short-comings to the owner, and the safer the occupants and public will be.
Your BUSINESS is LIFE SAFETY.
The new PDF files have blank spaces for the page numbers. All you have to do is fill in the company contact information and you're off. In the MSWord “DOC” and “DOCX” files, the page numbers will automatically update as you add (or delete) them. If you have any problems downloading these files, please give us a call. If you’d like help with including your company’s logo and other pertinent identification in the report, we can help you. Simply contact us!
The most important thing to realize about ANY form you find here is that they are constantly undergoing revision and additions. We want you to deliver the highest level of inspection detail possible regardless of whom it might be that you're working for (or with). This is why it's important for you to consider an annual membership so that we can inform you if there have been changes or additions. If you have a concern, or want to suggest an addition, revision, or inclusion, then please, contact us!
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