The Fire Watch requirements at the construction site will depend on whether the fire protection systems have been installed and approved yet. No impairment coordinator or fire watch is required before the system is installed and approved.
“Installed and approved” means that all required approvals for a full or partial installation have been obtained, including all sign-offs from the Department of Buildings.
The Construction Site Fire Safety Manager should be designated to be the impairment coordinator if any installed and approved fire protection system is out of service.
Unless the building is vacant, a fire watch must be maintained until the system is back to service.
The Fire Department has posted guidance on its website explaining the impairment coordinator, fire watch and hot work requirements when fire protection systems are out of service on construction sites.
NYCTBM, INC. A Fireguard Company Please note: This material is information contained in the F-01 (City-Wide Fire Guard for Impairment) study guide