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Ceilings (Life Safety Code)ArticleSmoke DetectorsCeilings (Facilities Management)Sprinklers

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... This picture was taken in an electrical room. Where the conduits extend upwards and penetrate the suspended …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 28, 2019
Fire CaulkFire Barrier

Q: What are the code requirements for penetrations in plumbing chases? During the water fountain project we found openings in the floor in the back of the plumbing chases from …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 27, 2019
Ambulatory Care Occupancy

Q: We have a building that is next to our hospital that is an imaging center, that is not a healthcare occupancy. Are we allowed to take patients from the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 25, 2019
Fire DoorsCorridorsDoors

Q: We have an engineer who is telling us that the 2012 Life Safety Code requires our corridor doors to be fire-rated. He is referencing Table 8.3.4.2 which says exit-access …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 22, 2019
ArticleConstruction Types

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... So... I'm above a ceiling in a pre-assessment testing area and I see in the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 21, 2019
Fire/Smoke Dampers

Q: I have a building that is fully sprinklered and has full protection from the fire alarm system, with multiple floors. The age of the building is 40+ years and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 20, 2019
Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

Q: What is your opinion on alcohol based disinfectant wipes and their inclusion in the aggregate amount of flammable liquids in a smoke compartment? We are considering a product that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 18, 2019
Fire AlarmTesting (Fire Detection Systems)Batteries (Fire Detection Systems)

Q: We have a difference of opinion in our organization that I hope you can settle for us. I believe the sealed lead-acid batteries in our fire alarm system are …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 15, 2019
Storage (Medical Gas)ArticleGas Cylinders

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... Yes... we are looking at oxygen cylinder storage issues again... Yuck. The sad thing is, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 14, 2019
Door Locks

Q: In a multi-tenant office building, can restrooms in the common areas have controlled card access and mag locks tied into the fire system on the entry/exit doors? A: Well, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 13, 2019
Boot Camp

Here is a group photo of those individuals who attended the Keyes Life Safety Boot Camp this past week in Jackson, TN. Everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves and based on …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 12, 2019
SecurityDoor Locks

Q: Our hospital is not fully sprinklered and is not fully smoke detected, but we want to install an infant security locking system in our Mother/Baby unit. I discussed this …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 11, 2019
Storage (Life Safety Code)Clean LinenCorridors

Q: If I had a hallway (breezeway which connects two healthcare occupancies) which is greater than 8 feet wide (approximately 12ft) and carts of clean linen are being stored on …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 8, 2019
ArticleSmoke Detectors

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... According to NFPA 72-2010, Annex A.17.7.4.1 smoke detectors should not be located in direct airflow, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 7, 2019
Ambulatory Care OccupancyFire Drills

Q: My question is with an ambulatory healthcare occupancy classification. Do you need just one fire drill per quarter or do you need one fire drill per shift per quarter? …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 6, 2019
Fire Pump

Q: On our fire pump, we monitor the "Fire Pump Run" and "Fire Pump Loss of Power" on our supervisor points, but the fire pump control panel has a point …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 4, 2019
Fire DoorsFire BarrierDoors

Q: If the health care facility is fully sprinklered do doors in a corridor, where the walls are fire rated, do the doors have to be fire rated? I read …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 1, 2019

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