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: I have a 2-story building that has not previously been used for healthcare. It is not sprinkled. The lower level will be changed to a healthcare occupancy with overnight stay. Do I have to install water-based sprinklers in the entire facility or only the lower level? It was previously a medical office building.
A: According to section 126.96.36.199 of the 2012 Life Safety Code, buildings containing health care occupancies shall be protected throughout by a sprinkler system. This means even though only one of two floors of a building will be healthcare occupancy, the entire building must be protected with sprinklers.