Why you should use our
RECORD OF COMPLETION
The Record of Completion forms we offer for sale are
more concise than the document contained in NFPA 72.
We have added specific code reference numbers from
NFPA 72 relating to certain sections, to aid in the form’s completion and
to help resolve any conflicting opinions that may arise.
Our forms are much easier to use and faster to fill
Our Initiating Device section allows for more types
of devices and is in table format for easier and concise record keeping.
Our form uses check boxes showing the allowable
values instead of blank lines, where possible.
Formatting improvements, like adding checkboxes for
the most common options, will help inspectors readily identify the
required vs. the non-required components of your systems.
We have minimized seldom/never used options and
outdated technologies to keep our form concise and yet still complete.
NFPA 72’s form is the minimum required; our forms
provide substantially more information.
You are permitted to use a form other
than the one found in NFPA 72...
The wording in NFPA 72, 2013 and 2016, both at 18.104.22.168 specifically
permits a customized form such as ours, to be used and reads: “The record
of completion shall be documented using either the record of completion form
in Figure 7.8.2(a) through (f), OR AN ALTERNATE DOCUMENT THAT CONTAINS THE
ELEMENTS OF FIGURE 7.8.2(a) through (f) applicable to the installed system.”
Our 2013 and 2016 Forms...
Are 6 pages long (instead of NFPA 72’s 11 pages) and
are printed on 2-part pressure sensitive paper.
Our forms are not state specific, but may be used for
compliance in any state/municipality that references NFPA 72 (such as the
International Building/Fire Codes, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, etc.).
Our 2013 and 2016 RoC forms contain all the information
required by NFPA 72, and in their order. However, our forms exceed the
minimum requirements because our forms include additional information
lacking in the example shown in NFPA's "Figure". If you are concerned that
your local inspector may not accept our form, simply point out that NFPA's
required information is still being provided, in the same way, in the same
order, but with additional vital information regarding the particular fire
alarm system installed for that structure.
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 the AHJ signatory line so they can more aptly feel 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
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Specific features included on our
RECORD OF COMPLETION forms:
Our forms give you the ability to distinguish between
Fire Alarm systems and Sprinkler Monitoring systems right at the top of
the first page of the form. [This is important since the installation
requirements are vastly different between these two code required types of
Our forms use check boxes, which replace confusing
blank lines, for commonly used fire safety control functions, and other
items which are neither defined nor required by code.
Projected-beam smoke detectors and line type heat
detectors -- missing from NFPA’s form.
Rate-of-rise, rate-compensating and fixed temperature
types of heat detectors which are not mentioned on NFPA’s form.
Both wet and dry types of waterflow switches -- not
included NFPA’s form.
Space to indicate software revision numbers and
dates, as required by NFPA 72.
An expanded Power Supply section where you can
indicate compliance with the required 20% standby battery safety factor,
how batteries are marked and dated, information of how secondary power for
NAC power booster panels is being supplied, as well as space to indicate
what components, if any, are powered by a UPS, and how any UPS is being
supplied with primary and secondary power as required by 10.5.8.1.
Options for Positive Alarm Sequence and Pre-Signal,
also missing from NFPA’s form.
Blanks for technician license numbers, required by
An expanded sprinkler fire pump supervisory section
which includes check boxes for required supervision of loss of phase,
phase reversal, pump running, etc. as well as checkboxes to indicate when
combined common signals are used, in lieu of individual supervisory
An updated Sprinkler system supervision section to
indicate number and types of functions supervised, like: high/low
pressure, valve water shut off, low temp., water level, etc., where NFPA's
example provides only a blank line.
Our form allows for Annunciators to be part of the
FACP. [NFPA’s form makes it appear that separate Annunciators are to be
provided with every installation.]
Our form allows for simple EVAC system components to
be included on main form without the need for an Addendum.
Our forms (as required by the IBC and IFC) provide
the option for Duct Detectors signals to be indicated as Supervisory
Signals. Duct Detector options such as “Installed by Others” and “Not
tied in”, as permitted by NFPA 72, are also included.
The Acceptance Test section is expanded to include
more complete contact information and signatures for Property
Representative and AHJ.
A required Sequence of Operation Matrix is included.
Our form includes “NOT PRESENT” as an option so you
can indicate when the representative from the servicing company,
test-inspection contractor, building owner, and/or supervising station
does not attend the acceptance test. Without these check boxes, the
form may be mistaken as incomplete.
RoC 2013/2016 Forms provide for personalization...
Your company’s color logo can be added to the top of
the first page of our forms. For an additional $25 per order of 10 tablets
(50 forms) we will add your company logo to the top of the first page when
you supply camera-ready art.
Choose either the NFPA 72, 2013 edition
or the latest 2016 edition of our record of completion form, and go to
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 $3.50? 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 $3.50 each, is the way to go.
Page updated August 28, 2014