Our Life Safety educational resource hub is full of healthcare knowledge to help you be better informed of the changing world around you.
Rather than sit back and act on decisions made by others, we are leading the charge as it relates to identifying best practices for Life Safety Code® and compliance. We have real people that give our clients real information that can be put into practice.
Q: We order all of our bed linen from a medical supply company for our patient beds. We have recently started performing sleep studies and have two (2) full beds with linen purchased from a regular retail store. I was told that the linen has to be fire retardant. I have not found this in the Life Safety Code. I realize the curtains, drapes, and decorations all need to be, but I am assuming that after washing the linens numerous times that they would no longer be fire retardant.
A: The Life Safety Code does not require linens to be fire-rated. But, please check with your state or local authorities to determine if they have any requirements regarding bed linen.