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      Accreditation Door Locks CMS Testing (Fire Detection Systems) Inspection & Maintenance (Electrical)

      Q: Is there a code requirement for testing magnetic-locking devices, for a facility maintenance director?

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 29, 2019
      Testing (Generators) Equipment (Generators) Inspection & Maintenance (Generators)

      Q: We are going to have temporary generators onsite for two months that we will use during our construction project to replace the main power distribution…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 26, 2019
      HVAC Sprinklers Article

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

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 25, 2019
      HVAC Ventilation

      Q: We have two small processing rooms in a hospital where they clean and reprocess vaginal probes, using the chemical RESERT. Should these rooms be held…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 24, 2019
      Joint Commission Portable Space Heaters

      Q: Could you please clear up a concern related to section 19.7.8 of the 2012 Life Safety Code, that addresses Portable Space-Heating Devices? Section…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 22, 2019
      HVAC Sprinklers Article

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

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 18, 2019
      Fire Alarm Fire Alarm Notification Devices On Call Sleeping Rooms

      Q: In regards to audio/visual strobes in staff sleeping rooms, is it required for them to hear the fire alarm system?

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 17, 2019
      Operating Room Fire Extinguishers

      Q: At our hospital there is some question about which type of portable fire extinguisher should be installed in our operating rooms. We can't find an…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 15, 2019
      Fire Extinguishers

      Q: Do fire extinguishers that are placed in patient care areas of a hospital have to be placed in a wall cabinet, or can they hang from the wall?

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 12, 2019
      Article Utilities

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

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 11, 2019
      Fire Alarm Smoke Dampers Duct Detectos

      Q: With regard to testing duct detectors in a hospital, I understand that on an annual basis the automatic shutdown of the AHU's must be verified when…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 10, 2019
      Automatic Transfer Switches Equipment (Generators) Storage (Generators)

      Q: I am a consultant and I visited an ASC that had a natural gas generator housed indoors, located in the basement of the facility. The ATS switch was…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 8, 2019
      Occupancies Fire Barrier Storage (Life Safety Code) Parking Garage Separation

      Q: We have a three-story parking structure attached to a hospital. The top floor of the parking structure is not covered and is open to the atmosphere. Is…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 5, 2019
      Article Stairs

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

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 4, 2019
      Operating Room Fire Alarm Fire Alarm Notification Devices

      Q: Can you explain the fire alarm notification appliance location requirements as it pertains to the operating room? I seem to recall that there's no…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 3, 2019
      Egress Stairwells Signs (Life Safety Code) Signage (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Can signage, other than that specifically required for inside a fire exit stairwell according to the LSC, be placed inside a fire exit stairwell?

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 1, 2019