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Fire ExtinguishersElevators

Q: What are the rules for fire extinguishers in elevator mechanical rooms? Is it good enough to have the extinguisher outside the room in the hallway? A: Yes… Based on …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 16, 2020
ElevatorsTesting (Facilities Management)

Q: How do I perform the elevator recall test? A: If you have never performed an elevator recall test, I suggest you have your elevator maintenance company show you how …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 1, 2020
Business OccupanciesElevatorsEquipment (Fire Suppression Systems)Equipment (Life Safety Code)Sprinklers

Q: In a physician’s clinic that is claimed to be fully protected with sprinklers, the building elevator control room is not sprinklered. Must I install or can I leave it …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 2, 2019
ElevatorsTesting (Facilities Management)

Q: We have multiple hospitals that we provide fire-safety testing services to. With the new requirement for testing elevator fire-fighters emergency operations, we all have a different opinion about what …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 31, 2019
Life Safety CodeElevatorsArticle

Q: We have a hospital that was built in 2008. We believe there is an elevator construction issue. When they built the elevator shafts they put smoke detectors inside at …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 13, 2018
Life Safety CodeElevatorsArticle

Q: How do I perform the elevator recall test? A: If you have never performed an elevator recall test, I suggest you have your elevator maintenance company show you how …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 9, 2018
Q&AElevators

Q: There’s a lot of confusion surrounding this topic; primarily when and where elevator lobbies are required. The consensus of the architects and fire protection engineers I’ve talked to is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 11, 2017
Life Safety CodeElevatorsArticleTesting (Life Safety Code)

One of the requirements that CMS and Joint Commission surveyors is requesting from hospitals and nursing homes is documentation that the elevators have been tested for 'Recall'. Elevator recall is a test …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 16, 2013
Q&AElevators

Q: We are putting in fire recall on our elevators. Now the elevator people are telling us that due to the age of some of our elevators they can only …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 9, 2012
Q&AElevators

Q: We have all seen the signs “In case of fire, do not use elevators.” This to me suggests when the fire alarm sounds no one is to use the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 1, 2011
Q&AElevators

Q: Do we need to test our elevator recall system once a month? I don’t see where this is required in the Life Safety Code (LSC). We test our elevator …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 1, 2010
Q&AElevators

Q: We have in our fire policy that someone is to be posted at the elevator during a fire alarm to make sure no one uses the elevator. I believe …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 1, 2009

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