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Flameproofing Terms You Should Know

When business owners become aware of the fact that they are required to have their business site flameproofed, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to them.  Suddenly, they are thrust into a world of terminology that is completely foreign.  Being outside your wheelhouse can make you feel a little helpless in not knowing what exactly is required or what certain terms mean.  As a business owner, arming yourself with a little knowledge of frequently used terminology in the flameproofing field can ensure that you are receiving an approved and quality flameproofing treatment.  Below are some terms that can help you feel in-the-know when it comes to the fireproofing.

Best Flameproofing Practices in the Field

In many professions, there is what's commonly known as 'best practices.'  As you can probably guess, there are certain ways of doing things in a particular field that are considered the best tried-and-true methods. These methods are known to provide the best outcomes in a particular industry.  This is true in the field of flameproofing as well.  There are ways of practicing flameproofing that give the best results. As someone responsible for a business and all that takes place under your roof, it's a smart idea for you to be acquainted with the best practices in flameproofing, when your building is being treated. 

What's Required on an Inherently Flame Resistant Materials Affidavit

It can be stressful for a business owner to think about trying to steer through the labyrinth of FDNY fire safety regulations.  There are so many requirements to be approached, and it may seem like there will always be that one thing that we forget to do.  One subset in the realm of fire safety is fireproofing. The FDNY expects that ornamental items or items used for aesthetic enrichment on business properties be soaked or sprayed with flame retardants if they are not otherwise inherently flame resistant. A business owner must be able to prove that these conditions have been met by receiving a valid affidavit.  There are 2 different categories of obligations, and today we are discussing the affidavit that is required for items that are inherently flame-resistant.

What's Required on a Flame Retardant Affidavit

A 'flameproofing affidavit' is not typically on a business owner's 'prior knowledge' list. There are so many things a business owner needs to juggle, and more than likely, a flameproofing affidavit is not on the radar. However, this piece of paper can be the difference between life and death in the case of a fire, and also whether a business is able to be legally operational.  Businesses are required to have a flameproofing affidavit on-site reflecting that the decorative items on location are either inherently non-combustible or have been treated with fire retardants. So, how do you know if you're being issued an affidavit that meets FDNY regulations? Today, we will discuss that in detail.

Flameproofing Affidavit Checklist

At times, the reality of the need for flameproofing might take a business owner by surprise.  It could appear to be a complex and overwhelming process, but it doesn't have to be.  If a business owner is in the know about what to expect and how to prepare, it can alleviate much of the stress and anxiety that surrounds the flameproofing process. The FDNY has published materials that can help flameproofing companies and business owners alike know what to expect and be ready on the big day that the flameproofing procedures will occur. When you know what the FDNY is looking for, you can make sure you don't miss a step. By following the right procedures, we can ensure that the process isn't delayed and will pass inspection.  This affidavit checklist holds us a Flameproofing Certificate of Fitness holder accountable, to ensure we are following proper procedures.