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      Corridors Business Occupancies Q&A Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

      Q: Can you give me some direction in the Life Safety Code on where alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers are not allowed in business occupancy…

      Bob Armbrister | May 31, 2017
      Q&A Generators Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

      Q: In regards to emergency generator backup lights, I seek clarity how long does the battery have to last? I'm assuming that the battery should be able to…

      Bob Armbrister | May 29, 2017
      Q&A Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

      Q: The egress lighting in our facility is connected to our generator through the life safety circuit and the light fixtures have no batteries. The task…

      Bob Armbrister | May 26, 2017
      Q&A Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

      Q: In regards to the new CMS requirements regarding corridor projections, will alcohol based hand-rub (ABHR) dispensers have to comply? Currently, our…

      Bob Armbrister | May 25, 2017
      Q&A Walls Overhead Rolling Fire Doors

      Q: We have an existing overhead rolling fire door acting as a curtain-window between a phlebotomy area and the egress corridor that is no longer needed…

      Bob Armbrister | May 24, 2017
      Q&A Documentation (Life Safety Code)

      Q: How long does Joint Commission require records to be kept on inspections like fire alarm systems, fire drills, sprinklers, fire dampers, and PM records…

      Bob Armbrister | May 22, 2017
      Q&A Sprinklers

      Q: I just had a survey and received a finding for dust on some of the sprinkler heads.  I understand that foreign material is not permitted, but minute…

      Bob Armbrister | May 19, 2017
      Q&A Construction

      Q: Is there a specific date for construction that is a cut-off point between chapter 18 and chapter 19, or does chapter 19 always applies once the new…

      Bob Armbrister | May 18, 2017
      Q&A Emergency Phones

      Q: Are firefighter emergency call phones still required in new construction? We have an existing hospital and management is wanting to add a whole new…

      Bob Armbrister | May 17, 2017
      Q&A Electrical

      Q: My questions are in relation to access control into electrical closets and life safety equipment closets. We have several electrical closets "locked…

      Bob Armbrister | May 15, 2017
      Q&A Door Locks

      Q: Does section of the 2012 edition of the LSC, which prohibits more than one releasing actions to operate the door apply to office doors…

      Bob Armbrister | May 12, 2017
      Q&A Fire Pump

      Q: Do we have to conduct a monthly flow test on fire pumps in healthcare?

      Bob Armbrister | May 11, 2017
      Q&A Sprinklers

      Q: I listened in on your webinar when you introduced all of us to the changes with the new 2012 Life Safety Code. In regards to the section involving fire…

      Bob Armbrister | May 10, 2017
      Q&A Electrical

      Q: We are in the process of designing a new building for our ASC. I have been asked to mark the building plans with where I want the red outlets to be.…

      Bob Armbrister | May 8, 2017
      Oxygen Cylinders Q&A

      Q: In regards to oxygen cylinder storage on the nursing units, is there a code or standard that restricts the distance between a storage rack of 6 E size…

      Bob Armbrister | May 5, 2017
      Q&A Fire Alarm

      Q: In regards to multi-sensor devices, such as rate of rise/fixed temp combo heat detectors; if the rate of rise portion of the device is testable, but…

      Bob Armbrister | May 4, 2017
      Q&A Testing (Fire Suppression Systems) Fire Pump

      Q: I read where the annual fire pump test requires a 30-minute churn test but does not differentiate between a diesel or electric pump (as in the weekly…

      Bob Armbrister | May 3, 2017
      Q&A Doors Hardware

      Q: I have been asked about the requirements for the use of the lower bottom rod hardware in cross-corridor egress doors which provide positive latching…

      Bob Armbrister | May 1, 2017