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      Testing (Facilities Management) Elevators

      Q: We have multiple hospitals that we provide fire-safety testing services to. With the new requirement for testing elevator fire-fighters emergency…

      Bob Armbrister | May 31, 2019
      Medical Gas Alarm Panels

      Q: Is it a requirement to keep access to the medical gas alarm panel clear in a similar manner that access to medical gas shutoff valves must remain…

      Bob Armbrister | May 29, 2019
      Storage Room Business Occupancies Soiled Utility Room

      Q: Do business occupancy buildings with soiled utility rooms have to be one-hour fire-rated or just sprinkled if the building falls under a hospital…

      Bob Armbrister | May 24, 2019
      Electrical Receptacle

      Q: Do hospital grade receptacles need to be tested yearly in an ambulatory setting?

      Bob Armbrister | May 22, 2019
      Accreditation Door Locks

      Q: For clinical needs locks, can occupants pass through four locked doors (patient room door, a cross-corridor door, another cross-corridor door, and a…

      Bob Armbrister | May 20, 2019
      Positive Latching Doors

      Q: My question is regarding a 2-hour fire-rated wall that is separating our physical therapy department and the main hospital. In between the two is a…

      Bob Armbrister | May 17, 2019
      Equipment (Generators)

      Q: We got a hit on our life safety inspection because we were told the manual shutdown switch be detached from the generator. The deficiency report says…

      Bob Armbrister | May 15, 2019
      Sprinklers Clearance (Fire Suppression Systems)

      Q: My question is in regard to NFPA 13 sprinkler obstruction compliance...We want to install some surveillance monitors in our security office along a…

      Bob Armbrister | May 13, 2019
      Inspection & Maintenance (Fire Detection Syste Fire Alarm Testing (Fire Detection Systems)

      Q: Is the alarm transmission verification test generally performed by a fire alarm testing company on every device during an annual test/inspection? I…

      Bob Armbrister | May 10, 2019
      Fire Doors

      Q: I had a company put in the fire plugs on the doors to replace the lower bottom rods. Was this okay? They say that the plugs have a thermal-pin that…

      Bob Armbrister | May 8, 2019
      Door Locks Delayed Egress

      Q: Lately, due to many different construction projects within this hospital, contractors install crash bars (aka panic bars) on doors that have locks for…

      Bob Armbrister | May 6, 2019
      Safety Safety Management

      Q: I work at an ICF facility. We have a person with arthritis and I was just asked if a heated pad massaging seat could be purchased for them. I know we…

      Bob Armbrister | May 3, 2019
      CMS Emergency Response Plan (Facilities Management)

      Q: Regarding the new CMS rule on emergency preparedness, are they telling us that we must have full heating and cooling support for the entire hospital…

      Bob Armbrister | May 1, 2019