Fire
Fire System Impairment Process
Protection
System
needs to be
impaired
Requesting
organization
Requesting
Requesting
Impairment
Impairment
Inspect the
Identify mitigative
Fire outage is
Impairment
Requesting organization
ensures the
organization or their
organization will
Coordinator will
coordinator will
Is this a planned Yes
building/area and
controls and list on
authorized by
coordinator will
will notify building
necessary tools,
contractor will notify
notify Impairment
engage EHS to
notify the Golden
event?
perform Risk
the outage
Impairment
notify insurance
occupants of the outage
equipment are on
the monitoring
Coordinator of
assist in performing
Fire Department of
Assessment
notification
Coordinator
carrier
and post notices
site and everyone is
company of the
needed impairment
a risk assessment
the outage
ready to proceed
outage
with the outage
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Notification may
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Check off standard
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Send out an Outage
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Determine what
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Send
be initiated
restrictions
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Impairment
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Send Impairment
Notice to the FM
No
systems will be
Impairment
through the work
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List what additional
Coordinator will
Notice via e-mail
Outages DL and the
effected.
Notice via e-mail
order system or
restrictions are required
ensure the
to:
Building DL
Proceed with taking
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Determine the areas
to
directly
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Identify if fire watch is
requesting
- Fire Command
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Post the Impairment
the system off line
within the building
Kcase@floodpet
contacting the
required. Complete Fire
organization
- Fire Staff
Restrictions Notice on
and perform work
that will be affected.
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impairment
Watch Form if required.
understands the
- Fire Dispatch
the building entrances

Determine the
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Questions for
coordinator
For Fire Watches in
mitigative controls
Copy requesting
as required
length of the outage.
insurance
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Complete
student housing
identified during
organization and

Post the Fire Watch
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Determine whether
carrier, Flood
sections 1 and 2
coordinate with RLC on
the risk
EHS
Notice on the building
hot work activities
and Peterson,
Perform necessary
on the
call at 303-384-2199
assessment and
entrances as required
are associated with
call Kim Case at
inspections and
Impairment
or RL AD on call at 303-
their
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Example of Impairment
the impairment
970-506-3213
tests to verify the
notification and
869-5524
responsibilities
Restriction and Fire
activity.
send to
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affected system is
Identify if building
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Section 3 of the
Watch Notices to be

Determine whether
operational
impairment
evacuation is required
Impairment Notice
placed on doors is
operations within
coordinator

Identify if building
will be completed
located on page 3 of
affected area need
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Work order/
operational restrictions
by the impairment
this document.
to be restricted.
impairment
are required
coordinator and
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Post the Impairment
Emergency
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If operational
request must be
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Requesting
Identify if spare
sent to requesting
Notice on the fire
restrictions are
organization will
submitted at
sprinkler parts are
organization
panel/annunciator next
required then
notify the
least 72 hours
required to be available
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Impairment will be
to fire system map
determine whether
or 3 business
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monitoring
Identify if temporary or
authorized by

Example of Impairment
standard restrictions
company, building
days before
standby protection is
signing Section 4
Notice to be placed on
are adequate/
occupants, and
impairment
required by connecting
of the Impairment
the fire panel/
appropriate.
impairment

Note: under
fire hoses to the
Notice
annunciator is located
coordinator that
special
sprinkler and/or fire
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Impairment will be
on page 2 of this
protection has been
circumstances
hydrant
added to
document
restored
requests with

If FDC is affected post
impairment
<72 hour notice
the FDC with details
shared calendar

Call the monitoring
will be
and alternate
Notify building
company
processed
connection points.
occupants of the

Remove postings
outage
from fire panel and
Impairment
building entrances.
Coordinator will
Impairment
Inspect the
Identify mitigative
Fire outage is
Impairment

E-mail the
Notify Impairment
engage EHS to

Send out an Outage Notice to the FM Outage
coordinator will
building/area and
controls and list on
authorized by
coordinator will
Impairment
Coordinator of
assist in performing
DL and the Building DL
notify the Golden
perform Risk
the outage
Impairment
notify insurance
Coordinator
needed impairment
a risk assessment

Post the Impairment Notice on the building
Fire Department of
Assessment
notification
Coordinator
carrier
if available and
entrances and on lab doors
the outage
time allows
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Post Fire Watch Notice on the building
entrances if a Fire Watch is established
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Inform lab workers if present
Impairment
Scope: The Fire System Impairment

Pull in resources as needed to assist in
coordinator will
process defined in this document does
notify fire
Standard Occupant Restrictions for Laboratory Buildings
Fire Watch Requirements
notifying building occupants.
not apply to taking single points on the
department, and
detection system offline for hot work or
insurance carrier
No Open Flame or Flammable Research Work in the
The person performing the fire watch must perform constant patrols of the affected area,
maintenance activities.
that protection has
Building, this includes:
observing for fires and making the appropriate notification in case of a fire, refer to Fire
been restored
Impairment Coordinators
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Watch form. Fire watch is required if building occupants are unprotected during the fire
No Bunsen burners
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Bob Slavik – FM (Primary)
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protection system outage.
No welding, cutting, or spark producing work such as
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Email GFD (Fire
rwslavik@mines.edu; 303-273-
grinding
command, staff
3312; 303-885-8557
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Fire Watch vests and bull horns are available in EHS Office.
No work with pyrophorics, water reactives or explosives
and dispatch
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Ray Castillo – FM (Backup)
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No flowing of flammable gases or performing
Require fire watch when:
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Email insurance
rcastill@mines.edu; 303-273-
exothermic reactions
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The impairment extends beyond 10 hours in a 24 hour period per NFPA 1 and NFPA
carrier
3263; 720-496-7782
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Heat producing experiments must be attended.
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Craig Crow – FM (Backup)
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There is insufficient time to ensure operational restrictions are in place, e.g. in an
ccrow@mines.edu; 303-273-
Standard Occupant Restrictions for Non-Laboratory
emergency outage.
3356; 303-421-0832
Buildings
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The fire panel can not annunciate an alarm condition within the building
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The fire panel cannot report out an alarm condition to Golden Fire Department. If
Requesting Organizations
No hot work, this includes:
Work Complete and
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Facilities Management (FM)
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this is the only impairment that exists (detection/protection/building notification is
No open flames,
Fire System
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Office of Design and Construction
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in place) then other limited duties may be assigned to the fire watch personnel.
No welding, cutting, brazing, soldering
Restored
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(ODC)
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The impairment extends after hours and no one is actively working on the
No spark producing activities such as grinding
impairment.
Revised June 2017

Example Impairment Notice to be posted on Fire Panels
Example Fire Watch Form

Example Outage Restriction Notice for Laboratory Buildings to be
Example supplemental Notice to be posted at Building Entrances
posted at Building Entrances
when a Fire Watch is in place
Example Outage Restriction Notice for Non-Laboratory Buildings
to be posted at Building Entrances

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