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ArticleCeilings (Fire Suppression Systems)

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen when consulting at hospitals... Ceilings that have smoke or heat detectors mounted on them, and ceilings that have sprinkler …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 31, 2018
Fire AlarmArticle

Q: I have a question regarding fire alarm manual pull stations. In our multi-level long term health care facility, we added a new building onto the existing building. At the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 30, 2018
Business OccupanciesArticleFacility Services

Q: Are sleep labs considered healthcare occupancies or business occupancies? I have a fire marshal who says it has to be a healthcare occupancy. A: These types of things are …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 28, 2018
ArticleLife Safety Boot Camp

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 27, 2018
Door LocksArticleFacility Services

Q: I am a consultant and I have a 30% sprinklered high rise hospital with locked psychiatric units. The state authority made them unlock the stairwell doors under the 2000 LSC …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 26, 2018
ArticleILSM

Q: At our hospital, we had numerous fire dampers that failed their 6-year test. What ILSM measures for that many dampers would you recommend putting in place? A: You are …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 23, 2018
Fire AlarmArticle

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen when consulting at hospitals... It's thoughtful that they put a protective bar infront of the fire alarm pull station, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 22, 2018
SuitesArticle

Q: In a newly designated ICU suite, do the doors to the patient rooms have to be positive latching? A: No… The doors to patient rooms that are located inside …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 21, 2018
ArticleLife Safety Boot Camp

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 20, 2018
ExitsArticleOperating Room

Q: Are operating rooms required to have two (2) exit doors? I have not seen this room but am under the assumption it is between 400 and 500 square feet …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 19, 2018
ArticleSoiled Utility Room

Q: Is it a requirement that all units have a soiled utility room? A: It is not a Life Safety Code requirement or a NFPA requirement that all units must …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 16, 2018
Door LocksArticle

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen when consulting at hospitals... So, here we have another exit door that is equipped with a manual latch-bolt. I …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 15, 2018
ExitsArticle

Q: We have converted our old hospital building into a combination of outpatient facilities and office (business) uses. There are three exits that have no fire listings on the door …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 14, 2018
Construction BarrierFire WatchArticleSprinklers

Q: My question is about removing ceiling tiles in a construction area, and not having adequate fire protection in a 6' to 8' high ceiling plenum. The suggestion had been …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 13, 2018
ArticleLife Safety Boot Camp

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 12, 2018
Life Safety CodeArticle

Q: I am a healthcare consultant working mostly with home health and hospice clients. I have recently picked up two facilities that are smaller hospitals and am utterly clueless when …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 9, 2018
ElectricalArticle

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen when consulting at hospitals... Another storage room with a bunch of empty boxes obstructing access to the electrical panel …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 8, 2018
Business OccupanciesArticleFire Drills

Q: I'm responsible for doing annual fire drills in our blood draw stations located throughout several communities. Some are in physician’s offices and some are in office buildings. I can …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 7, 2018
ArticleLife Safety Boot Camp

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 6, 2018
Door LocksArticleDoors

Q: As I understand the Life Safety Code, doors opening from a patient floor corridor into a patient room do not have to latch. I have a room next to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 5, 2018
ArticleDoorsOperating Room

Q: We have two open-heart OR's. Each has a full 42" wide door leaf that open to the corridor, and each has a 3'0" door in the rear of the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 2, 2018
ArticleStairwellsSprinklers

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen when consulting at hospitals... This is an evacuation chair or sled that is hanging from a sprinkler drain pipe …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 1, 2018

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