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Reminder: January 1, 2019, Compliance Date for Hydrostatic Testing of Fire Department Connections for Standpipe Systems Bulletin #008/18 December 28, 2018 In March 2018, Ontario Regulation 108/18 was filed to amend the Fire Code with changes related to the checking, inspection, and testing of standpipe and hose systems.

Enhanced requirements for the routine annual inspection of standpipe and hose systems have been in effect since July 1, 2018. Owners and operators of buildings with standpipe and hose systems that fall within the scope of Article 6.4.3.7. of Division B of the Fire Code are reminded that the compliance deadline for hydrostatic testing of fire department connection piping is January 1, 2019.

The compliance deadline applies if a test has not been completed within the previous five years where (a) the fire department connection piping has been in service for more than thirty years, or (b) the age of the fire department connection piping cannot be determined.

This is the final compliance date for requirements in the Fire Code introduced through O. Reg. 108/18. Subscribe Unsubscribe OFMEM e-Bulletin Other Links:

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