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Service and to test, inspect and verify.To service, or to install?
Service, I understand.
Install, that's electrical jurisdiction
You're saying that in a renovation situation, the electrical contractor must be certified in order to install, move, or remove devices on an existing fire alarm system?Service and to test, inspect and verify.
So yes it’s electrical to install a new system but someone certified must verify it as per the ULC standards.
And if the system is operational you must be certified to touch it at all. Add a device, move a device etc. The certified worker can have up to two helpers.
Yes. Not the contractor, the worker doing the actual work.You're saying that in a renovation situation, the electrical contractor must be certified in order to install, move, or remove devices on an existing fire alarm system?
I'm talking before the verification process.
The problem here is there is no police for people working on fire alarm systems. We have a decent system for ensuring workers working on electrical are legit and a decent inspection authority for electrical, but nothing for fire alarm unless someone dies in a fire or when there are damages due to a fire.I realize you guys are in Canada.
In Florida anyone working on a fire alarm system has to have a state issued id clipped on their shirt. It has their photo, name, license number and thumbprint. Anyone not displaying those credentials while working on a life safety system commits a felony.
That happens here as well but only in a new building, or a building that has a maintenance agreement with a fire alarm contractor.I'm licensed to do them anytime I want. But that does't mean I can just work on an existing buildings system because that breaks a contract the building has with the monitoring and response existing company. I don't want to have to Call Saul.
When we renovate we contact the existing alarm company and then pay them to do the final testing and implanting to the system of our work. I like that anyway because they just took away my liability when they perform that job.