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Legal standards

All fire protection components installed must be UL, ULC, FM certified.

ULcFor over a century, UL (Underwriters Laboratories) has advanced fire safety in order to help prevent fires, injuries and human losses as well as minimize property damage. The progress made in design and construction materials and techniques offer new benefits as well as new challenges and risks. UL helps advance science and safety.

Underwriters Laboratory of CanadaUL & ULC (Underwriters Laboratories of Canada) develop and publish standards and specifications regarding products related to fire risks, safety, protection of life, etc. The ULC standard is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada. Consequently, a system installed can bear a certificate on which appears the widely known ULC logo. This standard enables appropriate authorities, government bodies and insurance providers all across Canada to assess the risks and determine compliance to current codes. All products in good condition are included in the ULC/UL listed Product Directory. This Product Directory is a reliable resource to establish appropriate applications for a product or system.

FM approvedIndustrial and commercial businesses across the world rely on FM Approved (Factory Mutual Approved) products and services as well as tested specifications to protect their assets. The FM Approved logo is supported by scientific research and tests and means that your product conforms to the highest standards.

Effective fire standards

Underwriters Laboratories of Canada  

Underwriters Laboratory of CanadaFire alarm network installation, inspection, testing and verification must meet many ULC standards, including ULC 524, 536, 537. The Underwriters Laboratories of Canada are accredited by the Standards Council of Canada. As such, monitoring of fire alarm ULC standards aims at reducing the risk of fire, death and loss of property.

Municipal Firefighting Services

The role of the municipalities in fire prevention consists essentially of incident assessment and analysis as well as building inspection. These activities guide public prevention, inspection and awareness actions, and reach compliance with effective regulations.

National Building Code (NBC)

RBQRequirements related to fire protection recorded in the “Building” chapter of the Safety Code are those established by the National Fire Code Canada 2010 (NFC). The NBC uses the same requirements as the NFC and brings some modifications to consider Québec’s specificities.

National Fire Code (NFC)

CNRCThe National Fire Code – Canada 2010 (NFC) presents minimum requirements for fire safety regarding buildings, structures or zones where hazardous materials are used. It addresses fire protection and prevention as part of permanent building operations and development. This Code is managed by the National Research Council Canada (NRCC). 

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

NFPAThe National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an American association that includes international members. It creates and maintains reference fire protection and prevention standards and codes for national and international government adoption and use. The NFPA is a world recognized reference in terms of fire protection codes. The NFPA was created in 1896 by a group of insurance firms for the purposes of standardization of fire protection systems. This role, which evolved with our lifestyles and technologies, is still today the world’s corner stone of reference standards in fire protection.