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Another area of the Life Safety Code that is not well known by many is the requirement for headroom, which is defined as the distance between the floor and the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 29, 2013
Q&ATesting (Fire Detection Systems)Technician (Fire Detection Systems)

Q: We recently found out that our own maintenance staff is not qualified to service our fire alarm system. What other systems or items in the hospital requires our own …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 26, 2013

When does a wide spot in the corridor have to meet the requirements for areas open to the corridor? This question was raised to me in regards to a clean linen …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 22, 2013
Q&AFire BarrierDoors

Q: Do existing fire rated doors (in a 2-hour fire rated barrier) have to have a vision panel (window) in the door? A: No, I do not believe that they …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 19, 2013

I was recently asked what the Life Safety Code required for the thickness and composition of a corridor door in new healthcare occupancy construction. The individual asking me the question …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 15, 2013
Q&ASmoke Dampers

Q: What is the amount of air delivery (in CFM) that an air handler needs to have before it is required to have a smoke damper on the discharge of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 12, 2013
Life Safety CodeFire ExtinguishersArticle

There will be significant changes for facility managers to deal with when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finally adopts the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 8, 2013
Q&AMedical Gas

Q: I came across a medical gas shutoff valve that was located behind an access panel in a small storage closet in a surgery department. The closet was packed and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 4, 2013

I don't normally write about personal things in my life, mainly because I figure no one would be interested. But I feel I owe you some sort of explanation why …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 2, 2013

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