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Q&AFire AlarmClearance (Fire Detection Systems)

Q: Where in the Life Safety Code does it require clearance in front of a fire alarm control panel? I have a situation in our hospital where we want to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 30, 2015
Q&AJoint CommissionTesting (Accreditation/Certification)

Q: What strategies are other hospitals using in scheduling their quarterly fire systems inspections heading into 2014? We are a 3 million sq. ft. campus and our vendor is not …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 23, 2015
Q&AFire & Smoke Dampers

Q: Do you need a fire smoke damper at floor level in an open duct shaft? Or where the duct comes out through the shaft wall? A: Section 19.7.5.1 of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 19, 2015
Q&AShower Curtains (Life Safety Code)Curtains

Q: Our facility uses full shower curtains mounted to tracks in the ceiling for all behavioral health units. These curtains and tracks are ‘break-away’ type for suicide prevention. Our administration …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 16, 2015
DecorationsArticle

Combustible decorations have been prohibited in healthcare occupancies (i.e. hospitals, nursing homes) for decades; however decorations that are flame-retardant are permitted, according to section 19.7.5.4 of the 2000 Life Safety …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 14, 2015
Q&ADoor Locks

Q: While conducting fire drills in the hospital, one of the questions on our drill evaluation sheet is, "Did the security doors in the fire zone release properly?" We have …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 12, 2015
Q&AVentilationCMS

Q: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) standard §482.41(c)(4) states in their Interpretative Guidelines that hospitals must comply with the Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI) for ventilation in anesthetizing …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 9, 2015
Q&ABusiness OccupanciesTesting (Life Safety Code)

Q: What are the testing requirements for a two story medical office building with a fire alarm system and sprinkler system? I believe we are required to have an annual …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 5, 2015
Q&AFire Drills

Q: Do table top exercises count as a fire drill? We are updating our old policies and traditionally it has been allowed to have tabletops count as a fire drill, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 2, 2015

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