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Record of Completion

The Record of Completion Forms we offer for sale incorporate some omissions made to this document recently published in the 2007 edition of NFPA 72.  We have added specific code reference numbers from NFPA 72 relating to some sections, so conflicting opinions can be quickly resolved should any arise.  Formatting improvements, like adding checkboxes for options listed in NFPA 72, will help inspectors readily identify the required vs. the non-required components of your systems.

Other features of our RECORD OF COMPLETION, include:

 

Ours is more Complete….

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Adds projected-beam smoke detectors missing from NFPA’s form.

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Adds air-sampling smoke detector type missing from NFPA’s form.

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Adds line-type heat detectors missing from NFPA’s form.

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Adds rate-of-rise, rate-compensating and fixed temperature types of heat detectors which are missing from NFPA’s form.

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Adds both wet and dry types of waterflow switches missing from NFPA’s form.

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Adds option for Positive Alarm Sequence missing from NFPA’s form.

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Adds option for Guard Tour to the Supervisory Signals checklist.

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Includes an expanded fire pump section which includes added checkboxes to indicate when combined common signals are used, not just individual supervisory signals.

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Additional check boxes added for commonly used fire safety control functions.

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Adds blanks for your license numbers, required by most jurisdictions.

In addition to the above improvements.....

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Our 2010 form includes sprinkler system supervision check boxes for high/low pressure, valve water shut off, low temp., water level, etc., where NFPA's example provides only a blank line.

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Our 2010 form includes fire pump supervision check boxes for required supervision of functions such as loss of phase, phase reversal, pump running, etc. where NFPA's example supplies a blank line.

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Our form includes Guard Tour supervision, NFPA's does not.

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Our form addresses the REQUIRED Survivability ratings and Classes of circuits/pathways for Voice EVAC and MNS, where NFPA does not!!!  (In other words, using NFPA's published form as is, for voice systems, doesn't meet NFPA 72!)

Ours is more compact...

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Eliminates confusing blanks for items which are neither defined nor required by code.

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Minimizes old technologies and seldom /never used options to keep our form from appearing to be practically blank when completed.

.Ours provides for personalization…

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We have provided a space on our form for your company’s logo in black and white.  For an additional $5 per order of 10 tablets (50 forms) we will add your company logo to the top of the first page.  You supply camera ready art.

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Includes “NOT PRESENT” as an option so you can indicate when the representative from the servicing company, test-inspection contractor, building owner, and/or remote monitoring station does not attend the acceptance test.    Without these check boxes, the form may be mistaken as incomplete.

Our 2002 and 2007 Forms...

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is a four page form on 2-part pressure sensitive paper.

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is not Ohio specific, but may also be used for compliance when any state/local code that references NFPA 72 such as the International Building/Fire Codes, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, etc.

Our 2010 Form...

The wording at the top of page 41 (see NFPA 72, 2010 Figure 10.18.2.1.1) specifically permits our customized form to be used:   “It shall be permitted to modify this form as needed to provide a more complete and/or clear record.”

Our 2002 and 2007 RoC forms contain all the information required by NFPA 72.    and in the same order.  However, our form exceeds minimum requirements by providing additional information lacking in the example shown in NFPA's "Figure".   If you are concerned that your local inspector may not accept our form, all you need to do is point out that NFPA's required information is still being provided, in the same way, in the same order, only with additional vital information regarding the particular fire alarm system installed for that structure.  No honest, professional, AHJ in the USA will prevent you from going beyond the minimum standard indicated in NFPA 72.  After being shown our form, they may actually ask others to supply similar information lacking on these two NFPA's versions.

If you need the 2013 RoC form (not yet adopted by state jurisdictions) please e-mail us your request.

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Ours forms provide greater clarity…

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Ours distinguishes between Fire Alarm systems and Sprinkler Monitoring systems since the installation requirements are vastly different between these two code required system.

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Our form uses check boxes showing the allowable values instead of blank lines, where possible.

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Removes non-required, private information from this public record.  Items such as the date you signed a contract with your customer, and your private e-mail address were removed since neither are requirements of NFPA 72.  (Hopefully, by not providing an e-mail address on our form, communications of emergency information, which may be filtered by spam filters, will not be issued electronically, and other more reliable communication paths will be utilized.)

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Helps eliminate confusion about the Duct Detector section.  Adds the option for Duct Detectors to send Supervisory Signals (per the IBC and IFC).

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Several outdated or uncommon terms have been changed (pull stations to pull boxes) etc.

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Our form allows Annunciators to be part of the FACP.   NFPA’s form makes it appear that separate Annunciators are to be provided with every installation. 

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Our form is much easier and faster to fill out.

 

 

Signatory Lines Explained….

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Lastly, there are signatory lines on NFPA’s form that we have altered for liability purposes.   For example, if a separator Electrical Contractor runs the wiring, then on our form you can check the box, “Information to be completed by the electrical contractor responsible for this section.”

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Whoever runs the wiring will complete Section 11 “Record of System Installation”.

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Section 12, titled “Record of System Operation”, is the primary signatory line for the alarm installation technician/supervisor.   This should be completed and signed before requesting your Acceptance Test.  NFPA 72 allows a photocopy of this form to be sent with your request to indicate readiness.

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This first part of Section 13 allows a company manager or owner to sign removing liability from individual technicians.  The responsible party for the Alarm Contractor will be the signer of the “System Installation Contractor” in this first part of Section 13 and may or may not be the same as the signers in Sections 11 & 12. 

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The second part of Section 13 is to be signed by the “System Service Contractor”, and could be different from the alarm/installing company.  This is the person who has a signed Test/Inspection Agreement with the property owner.  No provisions are made for “do-it-yourself’ property owners.

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 The next (fifth) signatory line is for the “Remote Station” representative to sign.   There is no NFPA 72 requirement for this section of the form.  Our form replaces this signature line with the name and contact number of the remote/central station.  However, a line is provided for signatures, IF a representative is present, as well optional UL, FM information to be added if needed.

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The sixth signature line has a place for the property owner to sign.  Since NFPA’s version of this section had this person attesting that “this system has been installed and tested to its specifications and all NFPA standards cited herein” and the final acceptance of the system is the responsibility of the local inspector, not the untrained owner, we altered this area significantly.  We have added a “Not Present” checkbox, and changed the wording to mean acceptance of a successful test (as determined by the inspector) and their receipt of the required fire alarm documents.

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Although the majority of jurisdictions require a Record of Completion form, some do not.  Even jurisdictions that require it still may have a policy allowing their inspectors not to sign it. For example, Ohio (7th largest state in the country) State Fire Marshals have a written “do not sign” policy, and instead use the state’s “903 Form”.   New York City doesn’t recognize/accept the NFPA 72 form as an approved document.    Therefore, we have added the phrase, “to the best of my knowledge” on our form above their signatory line so they can more aptly feel that they are not assuming additional liability and thus, more inspectors may sign it.  It is the signature of the inspector that you value most. After all, it is this document that you will point to first should there ever be a claim against you.  It is shameful that some code officials, who's actual job is to "approve", will try and dodge responsibility for their inspections.  They are basically attempting to deny they were even there.  If it comes to this, then add their name yourself to the form indicating the names of inspectors present in an official capacity.

 

 

Choose either the NFPA 72, 2002 edition, 2007 edition or the latest 2010 edition of our record of completion form.

 

 

 

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Save yourself money, time and aggravation.

The only way you can get these cheaper locally is to buy them  1,000 at a time.   But, how can you justify paying the printer's set-up  fee, and their minimum order, just to trim 50¢ from our per-form cost of $3?   You'll only end up paying more money, for more forms than you'll ever need, just to have them become outdated when the next edition of NFPA 72 comes out.  Ten forms at a time at $3 each, is the way to go.

 

 

 

 

Page updated August 21, 2014