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Q&AEvacuation (Life Safety Code)

Q: Our fire plan says if there were ever a fire in our hospital, we would evacuate our patients horizontally to the other side of the smoke barrier. It then …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 29, 2017
Q&AEvacuation (Life Safety Code)Stairwells

Q: I just got cited by the Joint Commission for having evacuation chairs at tops of our stairwells. The chairs were not causing any egress issues in my opinion, but …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 12, 2017
Q&AEvacuation (Life Safety Code)Stairwells

Q: I understand it would be best to not place something affixed to the walls of the exit stairwell that protrudes in to the path of egress, which in turn, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 17, 2017
Evacuation (Life Safety Code)Article

Q: Are evacuation route maps required in a hospital? We have them in our facility, but I’ve heard some people say they are not required. If they are not required, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 15, 2016
Evacuation (Life Safety Code)Article

Q: Where in the Life Safety Code does it say evacuation route maps are required to be posted on the floors in a hospital? I cannot find the reference and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 25, 2015
Q&AEvacuation (Life Safety Code)Maps

Q: Are evacuation route drawings required to be posted at nurse stations or anywhere else per Joint Commission or CMS requirements? A: No. There is no Joint Commission standard or …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 18, 2015
Q&AEvacuation (Life Safety Code)

Q: Are stairway evacuation chairs required in all high rises, or business occupancies in general? A: According to the Life Safety Code, there is no requirement to provide stairway evacuation …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 2, 2015
Evacuation (Life Safety Code)ArticleStairwells

We should all know that storage of items in an exit enclosure, such as a stairwell, is not permitted by the Life Safety Code. Right? Well... there are exceptions that would …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 25, 2014
Q&AEvacuation (Life Safety Code)Fire AlarmHotel

Q: We own and operate a hotel on our hospital campus and are revamping our fire plan. Are we required to have all the hotel guests evacuate their rooms upon …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 15, 2014
Q&AEvacuation (Life Safety Code)DrawingsMaps

Q: We had a question as to whether or not we are required to have posted emergency evacuation route signage posted throughout the hospital and clinical buildings. Given the fact …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 27, 2013

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