certification programs

Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems Performance Measures

Level I Performance Measures


 maintain personal safety on the jobsite.


 follow verbal or written instructions, obtaining information when needed.


 locate basic information in NFPA 25.


 reliably identify equipment commonly used in inspecting and testing water-based systems.


 reliably identify components commonly used in water-based systems.


 identify physical damage to components of water-based systems.


 confirm that control valves are in the correct position.


 determine whether existing signage is properly attached and legible.


 accurately record inspection and testing data in the field.


 responsibly use tools and equipment per thier design.


 effectively communicate with supervisor or co-workers.


Level II Performance Measures


 plan a sequence of inspection and testing tasks that efficiently meet the requirements of codes and   standards


 determine the age of different types of installed sprinklers


 determine the presence of foreign material in opened pipes by visual inspection.


 read and interpret fire protection plans, acceptance reports, and inspection and testing reports.


 conduct pre-inspection meetings that acquire sufficient information for complete and accurate   inspections.


 conduct inspections and tests without unnecessary disruption to the client’s work processes.


 conduct and report on a fire pump churn test without immediate supervision.


 work within the scope and limitations of the role of the inspector (avoiding evaluations based on   design standards while performing NFPA 25-compliant inspection and testing activities).


 conduct post-inspection meetings that convey complete and accurate information to the   owner/representative


 follow regulations for personal and/or crew safety.


 manage the discharge from flow tests to avoid property damage or work disruption.


 conduct and report on inspection, testing, and maintenance activities conducted on wet or dry water-based systems without immediate supervision.


Level III Performance Measures


 assure that inspection and testing team members have the qualifications, knowledge, and tools to     properly complete assigned jobs.


 identify the presence of special systems such as foam, water mist, or ultra-high speed water spray.


 create the flow required for various tests.


 manage the discharge from flow tests to avoid property damage or work disruption.


 identify and test various types and configurations of detection systems that cause the activation
 of pre-action and deluge systems.


 complete formal reports on a variety of testing and inspection activities that clearly and accurately   present and interpret the results to the designated parties.


 use test equipment to accurately measure water flow.


 follow regulations for personal and/or crew safety.


 identify potential and real hazards in inspection, testing, and maintenance activities.


 maintain personal safety on the jobsite.