Can someone in California confirm the following adoption of NFPA 80 into the California Building Code, making annual inspections of fire doors a requirement?
California Building Code (CBC)
** Effective as of January 1, 2009**
** Pg 601: Adoption of NFPA 80- 07 Pg 701: Item 8 chapter 35**
This supplement becomes enforceable on August 1, 2009 All buildings must be in compliance with the following:
5.2.1 Fire door assemblies shall be inspected and tested not less than annually, and a written record of the inspection shall be signed and kept for inspection by the authority having jurisdiction. (NFPA 80 2007)
18.104.22.168 Functional testing of fire door and window assemblies shall be performed by individuals with knowledge and understanding of the operating components of the type of door being subject to testing. (NFPA 80 2007)
22.214.171.124 Before testing, a visual inspection shall be performed to identify any damaged or missing parts that can create a hazard during testing or affect operation or resetting. (NFPA 80 2007)
5.2.2 Performance-Based Option 126.96.36.199 As an alternate means of compliance with 5.2.1, subject to the AHJ, fire door assemblies shall be permitted to be inspected, tested, and maintained under a written performance based program.