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      Fire Extinguishers Signs (Fire Suppression Systems) Article

      Q: I was wondering if there was a specific regulation that states exactly where fire extinguisher signs need to be located. Is there a difference between…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 29, 2018
      Fire Extinguishers Article

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals...

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 28, 2018
      Occupancies Article Separation

      Q: I am a consultant hired by a health system to review a potential building they want to purchase. The architect on this project tells me that the…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 27, 2018
      Article Nurse Call Systems Facility Services

      Q: We have a behavioral health unit and want to know if pull-cords are required on the nurse-call system in the patient bathroom? Is there an alternative…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 25, 2018
      Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers Article

      Q: We currently have ABHR installed on the outside of our patient bays and would like to install an additional dispenser in the patient bay itself (at the…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 22, 2018
      Sprinklers Article

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals...

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 21, 2018
      Humidity Temperature Article

      Q: Where do I find in the code that tells me where required temperature and humidity must be monitored? We have our accreditation organization here, and…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 20, 2018
      Article Electrical Testing (Electrical)

      Q: Is there a code in the 2012 LSC about testing electrical receptacles around hospital beds?

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 18, 2018
      Article Electrical Equipment

      Q: What required inspections are needed for non-patient care electrical equipment and at what intervals should they be completed in. I cannot find…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 15, 2018
      Sprinklers Article

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals...

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 14, 2018
      Article Life Safety Code Elevators

      Q: We have a hospital that was built in 2008. We believe there is an elevator construction issue. When they built the elevator shafts they put smoke…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 13, 2018
      Article Door Locks

      Q: A while ago, you made a posting that said a deadbolt lock on a door in the means of egress (such as an aluminum-framed glass sliding door at the…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 12, 2018
      Stairwells Article Door Locks

      Q: Can a stairwell door that leads to the outside of a hospital be locked with a lock that requires a code to unlock it? I seem to recall that the doors…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 11, 2018
      Medical Gas Article Equipment (Medical Gas)

      Q: As a hospital security assessor, I am concerned about the availability of hospital gases in Behavioral Health Units. It would be easy for a patient to…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 8, 2018
      Sprinklers Article

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals...

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 7, 2018
      Article Testing (Fire Suppression Systems) Fire Pump

      Q: I have always tested my fire pumps on a weekly basis, but now I’ve heard from a consultant there is a new standard that says only a monthly run is…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 6, 2018
      Occupancies Article

      Q: Back in June of 2017, you posted an article about “Inpatients in Outpatient Locations”, but I am unable to access that posting. Can you re-post that…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 5, 2018
      Article Fire Alarm

      Q: Are you aware of any accrediting organization requiring the hospital to have an addressable fire alarm system installed? If so, what organizations?…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 4, 2018
      Article Signs (Facilities Management) NFPA 99

      Q: According to Joint Commission standard EC.02.05.09 EP4 it is requiring this sign: “Positive Pressure Gases: NO Smoking or Open Flame. Room May Have…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 1, 2018