At Firestop, we are proud to be an FM4991 approved firestop company. Firestop is a division of G&M Services: G&M provides concrete sawing, coring, and drilling services, while Firestop installs a range of firestop products.
We take safety incredibly seriously at Firestop and go above and beyond required safety standards. The improper installation of firestopping products can lead to failure, which can endanger life and limb in the case of a fire. Proper installation procedures are critical for ensuring the safety and longevity of your firestop product. At Firestop, we have the extensive experience needed to install your firestopping products according to the utmost quality standards. Our FM4991 certification proves our commitment to quality and safety.
G&M Services installers are certified with the industry’s major firestop product manufacturers. As part our firestop service, we are able to assess abnormal field conditions and, with the manufacturer’s technical support assistance, provide engineering judgments in a timely fashion to comply with contract specifications.
What’s the process of becoming an FM4991 approved contractor?
There are a wide range of requirements to becoming an FM4991 approved firestop contractor. In order for a firestopping company to earn their certification, a Designated Responsibility Individual (DRI) must take an extensive, 2-hour exam, which focuses on UL Tested Systems and Code. The DRI must score 80% or higher in order to pass the exam, and then they are required to attend ongoing continuing education courses to earn CEUs, which are a requirement of keeping up their licensing. In addition, FM4991 Certified Firestop companies are subject to yearly audits by FM Research at their facility/job site in order to ensure that all standards outlined in the Quality Manual are consistently being met. As an FM4991 certified company, you know you can trust Firestop to get the job done efficiently and safely.
What are the benefits of hiring an FM4991 approved contractor?
Simply put, an FM4991 approved firestop contractor is one you can trust to take safety seriously and install your firestopping products correctly and using the proper precautions. You can be sure that your FM4991 approved firestop company will provide the knowledge, expertise, value, and ongoing education needed to ensure the safety of your project. Certified contractors are efficient and methodical, allowing them to produce quality work at an affordable cost. Our DRIs continually exhibit their expertise during their annual audit, during which they are tested on their knowledge. They are also expected to continually strive to improve themselves and their work by earning continuing education credits.
In addition to these benefits, FM4991 Certified firestop companies become more efficient by streamlining their operational methods to align to a specific set of standards. The process of becoming a certified firestop contractor is extensive, ensuring that those who do earn the honor are capable of producing consistent and quality work.