Contractors Required to Use NFPA 701-04 Plastic
Every year there are thousands of fires on healthcare properties, and a portion of these fires are started as the result of a construction project on-site. If you are building, remodeling or renovating in a Hospital or any other medical facility, all it takes is one tiny spark to start a fire, risking your life and the lives of hundreds of patients. The National Fire Protection Association commonly referred to as NFPA has guidelines to minimize the risk of fire on job sites in healthcare settings, one of which requires you to use fire retardant plastic sheeting. Depending on the inspector and the requirements in your city you may require the words “Fire Retardant” printed on the material.
Americover’s Fire retardant plastic sheeting contains fire retardant additives which cause the plastic to self-extinguish within 4 seconds of removing the source of ignition. We offer Fire retardant plastic sheeting with and without print with a variety of other features. A typical application of fire retardant plastic sheeting would be a temporary separation wall, to block off corridors and to cover combustible commodities or electrical equipment.
Here are the top 6 recommended products that pass NFPA 701 fire standards for use in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities.
Light-weight, Black, no print, easy to hang in place and can provide a sense of privacy.
Anti-Static Additive reduce static electricity build-up and is printed in red with the words “Anti Static / Fire Retardant Passes NFPA 701-04 Test 1”
Heavy Duty, light-weight, with or without print of “Fire Retardant” and available in custom sizes.
Self-Adhesive Fire Retardant plastic sheeting designed to stick to any type of carpet.
Heavy Duty Plastic Sheet, in OSHA blue used to cover flooring, and it is easily taped in place.
Printed Fire Retardant Tape used to hang or tape in place fire retardant plastic sheeting.
If you are interested in a product that is not listed in this blog please call us at 833-261-6501, we want to be your ultimate source for specialty plastic sheeting, and will work with you to find what you need. Americover offers fire certificates to present to the building inspector and to the fire marshal for all of our fire rated products.