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      Article Life Safety Code Signage (Life Safety Code)

      Last July 5 I posted an article on conflicting and confusing signage, in regards to hospitals and nursing homes. The posting dealt with situations where I…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 27, 2012
      Q&A Chutes (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Do linen chute doors have to be locked? Our risk manager says they are required to be locked, but I don’t see anything in the LSC that says that. What…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 24, 2012
      Business Occupancies Article Life Safety Code

      Many hospitals have facilities located offsite or adjacent to the main building which are classified as business occupancies. These buildings may be…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 20, 2012
      Q&A Suites Storage (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Can we install shelving along the walls within a patient sleeping suite? This shelving would not be limited to a supply room, but would be permanently…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 17, 2012
      Article Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

      A question came up recently asking what the NFPA requirements are for installing battery-powered emergency lighting in anesthetizing locations. For…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 13, 2012
      Q&A Doors

      Q: Do corridor doors have to have door closers on them? I know they have to latch, but an architect said all corridor doors have to have closures on them.…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 10, 2012
      Article Life Safety Code Door Locks

      NOTE:  My good friend Lori Greene from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies had this comment posted on her website /blog:  www.idighardware.com  last…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 6, 2012
      Article Life Safety Code

      Please forgive the lack of subtlety but I need you to be aware that there is a webinar/audio-conference next week (Monday, September 10, 2012) at 1:00 pm…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 4, 2012
      Q&A Doors

      Q: Are we allowed to install a hook on the inside of a patient room corridor door? Our nurses would like a hook installed on our wood patient room doors…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 3, 2012