UL Qualified Firestop Contractor
Firestop systems serve as critical safeguards against the spread of heat, fire, gases or smoke through breaches in floors and walls. Proper materials are required for system success and correct installation is critical. UL currently certifies products being used in firestop installations. UL also provides a voluntary Qualified Firestop Contractor Program, which holds contractors to our stringent quality management system. Through the qualified contractor program, UL is able to assess and qualify contractors that install systems to protect penetrations and joint systems. This program provides a UL-issued certificate to companies that demonstrate knowledge of these products and have established quality management systems concerning training, installation, and proper handling of firestop and joint system components.
As essential service providers to the building industry, qualified firestop contractors select and install classified firestop systems for residential, institutional, commercial and industrial structures. This process requires careful evaluation and analysis to establish a protective system within a structure to comply with construction documents.
UL’s Qualified Firestop Contractor Programs include two critical elements required of all participating contract firms:
- Contractor firms must appoint and employ at least one designated responsible individual (DRI) with firestop system expertise and experience demonstrated by successfully completing a UL firestop exam and meeting additional requirements.
- Contractor firms must effectively implement and maintain a management system focused on selection and installation of firestop systems as demonstrated by an audit at the contractor’s facility and jobsite.
UL Master Audit Certificate of Compliance
The Master Audit Certificate of Compliance (MACC) Program is an optional additional extension of UL’s Qualified Firestop Contractor Program.
The (MACC) Program provides stakeholders the confidence that the firestop systems installation on their building was completed by a UL Qualified Firestop Contractor (UL QFCP) and audited to our stringent 10 Element Program Requirements. The (MACC) is a tool that can be requested by architects, contractors and building owners.
Why is obtaining a Master Audit Certificate of Compliance is important? UL empowers trust by leveraging a global network of technical experts and our trusted brand to deliver firestop inspection services that enable contractors and their customers to gain regulatory approval, demonstrate compliance and mitigate risk. The easiest way to verify that your firestop installation was completed by a UL Qualified Firestop Contractor and audited to our stringent 10 Element Program Requirements is through the MACC program.
UL’s Master Audit Certificate of Compliance Program drives confidence and trust BENEFITS INCLUDE:
- A Jobsite Specific Management System Audit – Our audit provides verifies processes were followed to properly installed firestop systems.
- A Renewable Jobsite Specific Certificate – After completion of a successful audit, we issue a jobsite specific certificate that is renewable for the building owner and complies with the 2018 International Fire Code for annual maintenance for building owners.
- Improved Firestop Systems Documentation – The MACC certificate in conjunction with the firestop systems documentation, builds the fire-resistance inventory required by the 2018 International Fire Code for passive fire and smoke protection features
See Our MACC brochure