Recommended Practice for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
What is NFPA 3?
Developed in response to a request from the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), NFPA 3 outlines the commissioning process and integrated testing of fire protection and life safety systems, to ensure systems perform in conformity with the design intent.
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What does NFPA 3 address?
This recommended practice covers procedures, methods, and documentation, giving stakeholders a reliable way to verify that active and passive safety systems are optimized to function as intended. It also defines a commissioning team and spells out qualifications for team members.