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      Evacuation (Life Safety Code) Q&A Maps Drawings

      Q: We had a question as to whether or not we are required to have posted emergency evacuation route signage posted throughout the hospital and clinical…

      Bob Armbrister | May 27, 2013
      Article Equipment (Fire Suppression Systems)

      I ran across this fire hydrant while I was in southern California. It appears to me that the organization has failed to conduct basic routine inspections…

      Bob Armbrister | May 23, 2013
      Q&A Fire Barrier Walls

      Q: Are fire rated walls the same thing as fire rated barrier? And are smoke compartment barriers actually fire rated walls?

      Bob Armbrister | May 20, 2013
      Article Life Safety Code Testing (Life Safety Code) Elevators

      One of the requirements that CMS and Joint Commission surveyors is requesting from hospitals and nursing homes is documentation that the elevators have…

      Bob Armbrister | May 16, 2013
      Q&A Sprinklers Ambulatory Care Occupancy

      Q: We are in the process of renovating an existing two story office building where a dialysis unit will be located on the lower level. According to our…

      Bob Armbrister | May 13, 2013
      Eyewash Stations Article

      Eye wash stations are required wherever there is a possibility that caustic or corrosive chemicals could splash into the eye of an individual. It is…

      Bob Armbrister | May 9, 2013
      Corridors Q&A Doors

      Q:  We have wall mounted recessed cabinets in our corridors next to the patient room doors that have access doors on both the corridor side and the…

      Bob Armbrister | May 6, 2013
      Article Doors Door Locks

      If you search my website on door locks, you will find a few entries concerning dead-bolt locks. For decades hospitals seem to have installed dead-bolt…

      Bob Armbrister | May 2, 2013