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      Doors Door Locks

      Q: Can we use deadbolt locks on a closet door located within an office? Would they need to be a latch style versus a bolt-style?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 7, 2021
      Door Locks

      Q: My facility is a Rehab Hospital that may at times have patients with a memory disability. My facility has a patient Wander Guard system which is…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 9, 2020
      Stairwells Door Locks Stairs

      Q: Section 7.2.2.5.3 of the 2012 Life Safety Code (LSC), says there shall be no enclosed, usable space within an exit enclosure, including under the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 23, 2020
      Soiled Utility Room Door Locks

      Q: During a recent consultation survey, the nurse consultant traced a patient to a general medical floor. She made the comment that all soiled work room…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 28, 2020
      Door Locks

      Q: We have private patient rooms with private bathrooms that have deadbolts with thumb turn locks SEPARATE from the latching mechanism. It is not the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 21, 2020
      Door Locks

      Q: In a business office section of the hospital, there are two means of access to the front and rear of the suite. The suite is less than 900 square feet.…

      Katrina Reed | Aug 5, 2020
      Door Locks CMS Delayed Egress

      Q: I have a question about delayed egress locks in nursing homes. Can you have more than one door equipped with delayed egress locks in a path of egress?…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 13, 2020
      Door Locks Behavioral Health

      Q: We have a Geri-Psych unit and the stairwells are locked on that unit. Back in 2009, you surveyed our facility and wrote in your findings, "The…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 1, 2020
      Stairwells Doors Door Locks

      Q: I'm a Facilities Director overseeing an existing 8-story (basement included) acute care hospital fully sprinklered. We wish to mechanically lock (no…

      Bob Armbrister | Nov 25, 2019
      Fire Drills Door Locks Behavioral Health

      Q: I work at a hospital that has just partnered with a Behavioral Health organization. We have renovated a floor and will be opening up soon. My question…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 25, 2019