If you’ve recently had to install a Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to comply with new CA Fire Code 510, you may be asking what documentation do I need to or should I keep on file……..
Here is a helpful list you should consider to include in your Record Book for regulatory and maintenance needs.
- Post and keep a copy of the Authorization to operate on the Public Safety frequencies granted by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
- A copy Test Results (annual) demonstrating compliance to the local indoor coverage requirements.
- A Station Log identifying dates and pertinent details of any maintenance performed along with the name and address of the technician who did the work.
Recommended Additional Items:
- Benchmark Test Data – (made prior to installing your indoor coverage system).
- Pictures of the skyline from your rooftop. (note: shadowing can be caused by new construction.)
- System Diagrams showing equipment locations and connections.
- Floor plans identifying the equipment and antenna locations and the cable routing for the DAS.
- Detailed equipment and material list including Manufacturer Specifications and Warranty Data – (provided by supplier).
- Equipment Operations and Maintenance Manuals.
Keeping good records will make it much easier to stay in compliance and is extremely helpful for long term maintenance.