Authorization

Mandatory inspections establish regulations for the technical standards for essential fire prevention equipment and other items from the perspective of fire prevention, fire extinguishing, and life rescue and aid. Inspections are the carrying out of strict tests and surveys by government organizations to maintain product quality. Items that do not pass inspection cannot be sold, displayed for the purpose of sale or used in construction. JFEII is an inspection organization that conducts inspections under the Fire Services Act.


Mandatory inspection items

Among fire prevention equipment, the following 12 items have been established as Mandatory Inspection items (equipments).

Fire extinguishing equipment

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire extinguishing agents for extinguishers(Excluding carbon dioxide)
  • Foam concentrates (Excluding water miscible foam concentrates)
  • Automatic sprinkler heads
  • Alarm valves
  • Deluge valves

Alarm equipment

  • Detectors and manual call points
  • Transmitters
  • Control and indicating equipment
  • Household disaster prevention alarm

Mechanical escape equipment

  • Metallic escape ladders
  • Descending lifelines
Fire extinguishers
Automatic sprinkler heads
Water Distribution Test
Class A fire Test with High-Expansion Foam Strength Test on Metallic Escape Labber Control & Indicating Equipment
Class A fire Test with High-Expansion Foam Strength Test on Metallic Escape Labber
Electromagnetic Interface Test Electromagnetic Interface Test
Radiated Electromagnetic Interface Test for Flame Detectors Control & Indicating Equipment (Type P , Class1)

Mandatory inspection system

The Mandatory Inspection system consists of model approval and lot Mandatory Inspection.

Model approval

When the construction, materials, ingredients and performance of fire prevention equipment conform to the technical standards established by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry approves the model. JFEII is in charge of model testing to confirm whether or not fire prevention equipment conforms to these standards.

Mandatory model conformity inspections

JFEII conducts inspections at the manufacturer's facility to determine whether or not individual units of fire prevention equipment meet the construction, material, ingredient and performance standards approved for the model. Items that pass inspection are stamped with a mark of approval.

Mandatory inspection marks

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Application for model testing

When someone wants to receive an mandatory inspection, they must first apply to JFEII for a model test. Attached to the test application form are a number of samples with a file including design drawings, product specifications, outline of the manufacturing facility and test results conducted by the applicant which are submitted to JFEII.

Application for model approval

Upon receiving the results of model testing that has been notified, applicants must include the results and submit an application for model approval to the Minister of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications. If approved, a model number is provided. With this, the applicant can begin manufacturing the approved model product.

Application for Mandatory model conformity inspections

Applicants submit an application for mandatory model conformity inspections for products manufactured with the Minister’s approval.

Standards special exceptions system

Among compulsory inspection items, there is fire prevention equipment that due to new technology does not conform to technical standards established by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, but nevertheless has superior performance and other outstanding characteristics.
If these products can be evaluated as having equal or superior performance when compared to these standards, they can receive inspection based on special standards established by the Ministry.
The evaluation is carried out by the Technical Appraisal Board of experts who then submit their opinion to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

Items inspected and contact information of each section

Fire Alarm System Divion

This Division is in charge of model approval and mandatory model conformity inspections of Fire alarm system.

Detection System Section
TEL: +81-422-44-7206 / E-mail : keiho@jfeii.or.jp

Alarming System Section
TEL: +81-422-44-7475 / E-mail : keiho@jfeii.or.jp

Fire Extinguishing & Protection System Division

This Division is in charge of model approval and mandatory model conformity inspections of Fire extinguishing system, Evacuating system, and Mechanical escape equipment.

Extinguishing System Section
TEL: +81-422-44-7222 / E-mail : shokashobo@jfeii.or.jp

Evacuating System Section
TEL: +81-422-44-7274 / E-mail : shokashobo@jfeii.or.jp

※mandatory model conformity inspections Section of Osaka branch office is in charge of the lot inspection in the Osaka branch office area.