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      Q: We had a mock survey at our hospital from an accrediting body. One of the surveyors on the Life Safety team told us that if we removed the batteries…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 14, 2021
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      Q: What would a surveyor would be looking for if they were to show up at our hospital and find that there is construction going on? What steps would the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 10, 2020
      Exit Signs Egress Signs (Life Safety Code) Signage (Life Safety Code) Exits

      Q: Are there any life safety requirements concerning courtyards? We have an outdoor courtyard, surrounded on all sides by our building, with one door…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 25, 2019
      Exit Signs Q&A

      Q: Is there a code that states every mechanical room needs an ‘Exit’ sign? I am being pressed to do so and I understand if the exit is obvious you don’t…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 10, 2018
      Exit Signs Article

      Q: Do ‘Exit’ signs with battery backup require the same testing as emergency lighting in the path of egress as indicted in section 7.10.9.1 of the 2012…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 2, 2018
      Exit Signs Article

      Q: Can illuminated ‘Exit’ signs be replaced with photoluminescent ‘Exit’ signs? If so, does this eliminate the requirement for monthly inspections of…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 15, 2018
      Exit Signs Q&A

      Q: This question was recently brought to my attention: “Why do rooms, offices, and work areas do not have “Exit” signs over the doors leaving the rooms?”…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 2, 2017
      Exit Signs Q&A

      Q: We have just remodeled a suite and are planning on moving the chemo infusion department into it. There are 5 bays but total occupancy would never be…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 28, 2017
      Exit Signs Q&A

      Q: My question is in regards to illumination of the means of egress, specifically, illumination provided outside the building to a public way. I was told…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 28, 2016
      Exit Signs Article Signs (Life Safety Code) Signage (Life Safety Code)

      Why is it that hospital facility managers are often surprised when surveyors ask to see the documentation that their exit signs were inspected on a…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 4, 2014