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Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

Q: We have chosen to install some extra battery egress lights in our hospital that are not required. One of these areas is our stairways. 100% of the lighting in …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 27, 2019
Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)Article

Q: NFPA 101-2012, section 7.9.3 requires 1½-hour testing of battery powered emergency lights annually. The Joint Commissions wording of EC.02.05.07 EP-2 states to do that OR the hospital replaces all …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 5, 2018
Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)Article

Q: We have chosen to install some extra battery egress lights in our hospital that are not required. One of these areas is our stairways. 100% of the lighting in …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 12, 2018
Q&ABusiness OccupanciesEmergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

Q: I have a question concerning an ambulatory surgery center that is now converted over to a business office only. We are not doing any patient care in this facility …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 2, 2017
Q&AEmergency Lights (Life Safety Code)Generators

Q: In regards to emergency generator backup lights, I seek clarity how long does the battery have to last? I'm assuming that the battery should be able to be tested …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 29, 2017
Q&AEmergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

Q: The egress lighting in our facility is connected to our generator through the life safety circuit and the light fixtures have no batteries. The task lighting in our operating …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 26, 2017
Mechanical RoomsQ&AEmergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

Q: Is emergency lighting required for mechanical rooms? A: The answer depends on whether the mechanical room has a designated aisle, the occupancy classification of the building, and whether it …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 24, 2017
Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)Article

I was recently an interested bystander in a group discussion concerning the proper testing and inspection of a battery powered emergency light fixture located in an operating room. A question …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 22, 2015
ExitsEmergency Lights (Life Safety Code)Article

I was talking to a hospital facility manager recently and he was miffed that a surveyor cited him for not having emergency power lighting on the exit discharge outside the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 11, 2014
Q&AEmergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

Q: Is there a NFPA standard for emergency lighting placement in an anesthetizing location? A specific requirement where on the wall or ceiling it must be mounted? Do the self-check …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 28, 2014
Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)Article

A question came up recently asking what the NFPA requirements are for installing battery-powered emergency lighting in anesthetizing locations. For purposes of clarification, NFPA 99 (1999 edition), section 2-2 defines …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 13, 2012
Q&AEmergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

Q: Are battery powered emergency lights required in business occupancies? We have a small clinic that does not have battery powered emergency lights (or battery powered “Exit’ signs for that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 20, 2012

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