Effective January 28, 2019, DH Pace Compliance Services is able to field label fire and smoke rated products including:

  • Hollow Metal Doors
  • Hollow Metal Frames
  • Smoke Assemblies
  • Wood Doors
  • Door Protection Plates
  • Exit Devices
  • Glass and Glazing
  • Borrowed Lights

The DH Pace Compliance Services field labeling program is accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and conforms to ISO/IEC 17020. The labeling program offers a code compliant option to field label and certify that doors, frames, glazing and hardware components meet applicable codes, standards and accrediting organization mandates.

About Field Labeling

The primary purpose of most building, fire and life safety codes and standards is to ensure the safety of exiting occupants from a building during an emergency and to reduce potential property loss. Codes and standards mandate that building owners comply with NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives and NFPA 105: Standard for Smoke Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives.

The most common deficiencies identified by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) during their inspections and surveys include:

  • Labeled components of rated openings (such as doors, frames, and hardware) within the facility have been removed.
  • Labels have been defaced or rendered

Sections 4.2 and 5.2 of NFPA 80 and Chapter 7 of the International Fire Code® (IFC®) provide specific guidance to building owners and AHJs about listed product labeling. Labels should not be removed, defaced or made illegible while the components of the rated opening are in service.

If the label on an existing opening protective component has been removed or is no longer legible, the application of field applied labels by an accredited third-party inspection and certification service associated with the maintenance of opening protective components is acceptable.


Contact DH Pace for All of Your Opening Related Compliance Needs

833-4DH-PACE • [email protected]