Quality control is crucial to ensuring that fire safety systems are installed correctly and function effectively. WFPC employs an in-house recognized ISO Quality Management System (QMS) which impacts our day-to-day operations. Some key aspects of our in-house quality control program include:

  1. Compliance with Codes and Standards: Ensure that all installations comply with relevant building codes, standards, and regulations governing fire protection systems. These may include the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, local building codes, and regulations from authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs).
  2. Design Review: Thoroughly reviews design plans and specifications for fire protection systems to ensure they meet the requirements of the project and comply with applicable codes and standards.
  3. Material Inspection: Regularly inspect materials used in fire protection systems to ensure they meet specified quality standards, conformance, and are suitable for the intended application. This includes piping, fittings, valves, detectors, alarms, and suppression agents.
  4. Installation Inspection: Conduct inspections during the installation process to verify that work is being performed according to approved plans, manufacturer recommendations, and industry best practices. This includes verifying proper installation of piping, hangers, supports, fittings, devices, and other components.
  5. Testing and Commissioning: Perform comprehensive testing and commissioning of fire protection systems to ensure they operate as intended and meet performance requirements. This may include hydrostatic testing of piping, functional testing of alarms and detectors, flow testing of sprinkler systems, and coordination with other building systems.
  6. Documentation and Record-Keeping: Maintain thorough documentation of all quality control activities, including design reviews, material inspections, installation inspections, testing results, and commissioning procedures. This documentation serves as a record of compliance and may be required for regulatory approval and future maintenance.
  7. Training and Certification: Ensure that personnel involved receive adequate training and certification to perform their roles effectively. This includes knowledge of relevant codes and standards, proper installation techniques, testing procedures, and safety protocols.
  8. Continuous Improvement: Implement processes for continuous improvement in quality control practices, such as conducting post-project reviews to identify lessons learned and areas for enhancement. This helps to refine procedures and enhance the overall quality of fire protection construction projects.

By implementing robust quality control measures throughout the construction process, WFPC can mitigate the risk of fire-related incidents and ensure the safety and protection of occupants and assets within the built environment.