Class 3 - Building, Elevator and Fire Code Requirements for Fire Service Access Elevators (FSAE) and Occupant Evacuation Elevators (OEE) with Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO)

GENERAL INFORMATION
Class format:  1 full day (8-Hour) in-class training.
Continuing Education Units (CEU) – 8 CEU units accredited by ESA/NTS will be granted to all participants upon completion of the class.

Approved for NTS renewal credit by the Electronic Security Association


This class has been approved by NAESA International for 0.7 CEU credits for Qualified Elevator Inspectors (QEI) certification.



And approved by NAEC for 7.5 CET Credits.



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CLASS DESCRIPTION

In high-rise buildings, elevators are extremely useful tools for firefighters to fight fires and rescue occupants. The main reason for developing the Fire Service Access Elevator (FSAE) was to provide firefighters with a safer and more efficient means to fight fires and rescue occupants in the upper floors of high-rise buildings. The FSAE was first required by the 2009-IBC for high-rise buildings over 120 feet in height. Occupant Evacuation Elevators were also introduced first in the 2009-IBC as an exception to the required third exit stairway for buildings over 420 feet in height. The OEE are intended to be used by building occupants to evacuate the building during fire emergencies - In case of a fire USE the elevators!

This class will discuss the specific code requirements for the FSAE and OEE including the IBC/CBC codes and NFPA standards from the AHJ/Enforcing Agency perspective.

Current Editions of IBC-2012, CBC-2013, ASME A17.1-2004, CCR-Title 8-Elevator Safety Orders (ESO), and NFPA 72 -2013 will be presented

Future Editions of IBC-2015, CBC-2016, ASME A17.1-2013, NFPA 72-2016, will be discussed.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES

  1. Identify all building and fire codes, elevator codes, and NFPA standards associated with Fire Service Access Elevators (FSAE) and Occupant Evacuation Elevators (OEE)
  2. Understand the specific IBC/CBC Sections 3007 and 3008 requirements for firefighters' and occupants’ protection associated with FSAE and OEE.
  3. Understand specific NFPA codes and standards: Fire Alarm and Signaling Code  (NFPA 72) and Sprinkler Systems Code (NFPA 13) requirements related to FSAE and OEE
  4. Understand ASME A17.1-2013 specific requirements for Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO) for Occupant Evacuation Elevators (OEE).

TARGET AUDIENCE

Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Systems Personnel: Designers, Installers, Technicians, Service personnel, Vendors, Engineers.

Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and Code Officials Personnel: Fire, Building, Elevator, Electrical, Mechanical Inspectors, Code Enforcers and Permit Plans Reviewers.

Elevator Personnel:  Consultants, Mechanics, Engineers, Vendors, Inspectors.

Building Personnel: Owners, Managers, Building Engineers, Property managers.

Professionals: Architects, Mechanical, Electrical and Fire Protection Engineers.

Fire Service Personnel: Firefighters, Fire Plan Review Inspectors, Fire Field Inspectors.

CLASS OUTLINE

ONE FULL DAY CLASS


Morning

2.0 hours
Topic: General FSAE and OEE overview
Topic: Review applicable Building, Fire and Elevator Codes and NFPA Standards associated with FSAE and OEE projects.
Delivery Method:
  • Power-Point Presentation and discussion

 Break 
1.75 hours
Topic: Building, Fire, Elevator Codes and NFPA Standards Review of useful/common definitions and terms associated with FSAE and OEE systems.
Topic: Review specific features of FSAE and OEE systems.

Delivery Method
  • Power-Point Presentation and discussion

 Lunch Break
 

Afternoon

2.0 hours
Topic: Review specific IBC-2012/CBC-2013 Section 3007-FSAE and Section 3008-OEE specific requirements.
Topic: Review specific Elevator Code ASME A17.1-2013 Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO)
Delivery Method:
  • Power-Point Presentation and discussion

 Break 
1.75 hours
Topic: Review and discuss real life projects:  Examples of plans and permits associated with FSAE and OEE projects.
Topic: Review and answer Course Related questions on a Q&A and open discussion format

Delivery Method
  • Presentation
  • Discussion
  • Exercise

7.5 hours
  


KEYWORDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CLASS

Fire Service Access Elevator (FSAE), Occupant Evacuation Elevators (OEE), Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO), Fire Emergency Operation (FEO), Phase I Emergency Recall Operation, Phase II In-Car Emergency Operation, Designated Recall Level, Alternate Recall Level, Machine-Room-Less Elevators (MRL), Elevator Machine Room (EMR), Elevator Control Space (ECS), Elevator Control Room (ECR), Elevator Standby Power, Elevator Lobby Protection, Elevator Communication System.


CLASS ASSOCIATED CODES AND STANDARDS

  • Current IBC- 2012 Edition and New IBC 2015 Edition Sections 3007 and 3008
  • Current CBC- 2013 Edition and New CBC 2016 Edition Sections 3007 and 3008
  • Current CCR-Title 8 Elevator Safety Orders and ASME A17.1-2004 (Group 4)
  • Current ASME A17.1-2013 Section 2.27.11 and Annex V for OEO.
  • Current NFPA 72 -2013 Edition and New NFPA 72 -2016 Edition
  • Current NFPA 13 -2013 Edition and New NFPA 13 -2016 Edition