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SuitesAmbulatory Care Occupancy

Q: Am I allowed to have a suite inside an area designated as an Ambulatory Occupancy? And for clarification, do suite boundary walls need to be one-hour fire rated? A: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 28, 2020
Life Safety Code

Keeping your door inspection on schedule and on budget is a central focus of our projects. To achieve this goal, we need your help and preparation. While you don’t need …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 27, 2020
Smoke DetectorsTesting (Fire Detection Systems)

Q: In regards to the sensitivity testing of smoke detectors, I believe my fire alarm system is capable of complying with NFPA 72 for the sensitivity testing of smoke/heat initiating …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 26, 2020
Emergency Lights (Electrical)Batteries (Facilities Management)Emergency Lights (Facilities Management)

Q: I have a question on the requirement for the battery backup lighting inside the MRI suites. We are in the process of building two new MRI centers and I …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 24, 2020
Ambulatory Care OccupancySmoke Detectors

Q: We are a service contractor that is attempting to obtain a contract with a new client that is an Ambulatory Surgery Center. The ASC told us they never had …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 21, 2020
Life Safety Code

Life Safety Drawings (LSDs) are often an unappreciated hero of an accurate door inspection. Not having accurate LSDs cause the inspection of extra doors and their consequential costly repairs. Let …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 20, 2020
Ambulatory Care OccupancyEmergency Lights (Electrical)

Q: We have out-patient clinics classified as business occupancies. Are we required to have emergency egress lighting? If so what section of the 2012 or 2015 NFPA Life Safety Code …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 19, 2020
HVACAir Handlers

Q: We are presently undergoing our 3-year licensure inspection by the Dept. of Health. One of the inspectors asked to see our air change records for the morgue. We have …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 17, 2020
Ambulatory Care OccupancySoiled Utility Room

Q: How does one handle a "Soiled Utility" room in an Ambulatory Healthcare Occupancy? If it is a small storage room without large volumes of flammable liquids, but perhaps containing …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 13, 2020
Storage (Life Safety Code)Patient RoomsStorage Room

Q: Nursing staff has a tendency to stuff patient rooms that are not used as often with extra beds, furniture etc. Building does not have sprinklers on these patient floors …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 12, 2020
Electrical RoomsSmoke Detectors

Q: Do you have to have smoke detectors in emergency electrical rooms or electrical rooms? A: In a hospital? Only if you have an FSES equivalency that requires it, or …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 10, 2020
Smoke Compartment

Q: Section 19.3.7 of the 2012 LSC discusses smoke compartments in facilities that have greater than 30 sleeping beds per floor or building. If your facility is under 30 beds, but …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 7, 2020
NFPA 99Risk Assessment

Q: A question came up concerning NFPA 99 (2012) Risk Assessment. Does this only pertain to new construction or does it pertain to existing buildings also? Our company has never …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 5, 2020

Q: Do we need to post the temperature ranges on the outside of our blanket and fluid warmers? A: Well… no, I don’t believe you do. But the expectation is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 3, 2020

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