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Life Safety CodeArticle

Understand practical applications of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®! Learn from Life Safety surveyors on what to prepare for during surveys! A 2-day Boot Camp on the comprehensive examination …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 29, 2016
Q&AExit Signs

Q: My question is in regards to illumination of the means of egress, specifically, illumination provided outside the building to a public way. I was told by a consultant that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 28, 2016
Business OccupanciesFire AlarmArticle

Q: We have a physician practice that currently has fire extinguishers and a "panic button" that contacts 911. We do not have fire alarms, smoke detectors or a sprinkler system …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 25, 2016
ArticleOperating RoomFire Drills

Q: We just had an accreditation survey and the surveyor cited us for not having a separate fire drill in the Operating Room Suite. I don't see this in any code …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 21, 2016
Fire WatchArticle

Q: When the code refers to a fire alarm system or sprinkler system being off-line for four or more hours in a 24 hour period (fire watch and fire department …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 18, 2016
ArticleDocumentation (Life Safety Code)

Q: Is there a retention requirement for eyewash weekly testing logs? One source I've read indicates at least 2 years. A: You need to retain all evidence that documents you …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 14, 2016
ArticleInterior Finish

Q: We recently had our annual state survey and the Life Safety surveyor tagged us on some wood chair rails that had been installed in a small dining room. Isn’t …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 11, 2016
ArticleFacility ServicesFire Drills

Q: For an EEG sleep testing unit with an overnight stay in a business occupancy, are fire drills required quarterly or annually ? A: Annually. The frequency of fire drills …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 7, 2016
Fire PumpArticle

Q: Recently, I was at a counter-part’s facility in our corporate system and wanted to review the Life Safety Code documentation to ensure everything was in order. Within a matter …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 4, 2016
Joint CommissionArticleAccreditationCMS

I received the following comment from a reader: During a recent CMS life safety survey a surveyor stated that my kitchen hood suppression testing intervals were out of compliant even …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 2, 2016

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