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      Fire Alarm ILSM

      Q: Recently, I have been instructed to fill out an Interim Life Safety Measure (ILSM) assessment each month when conducting fire alarm system testing with…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 22, 2021
      Exit Signs Egress Sprinklers Construction Smoke Detectors Construction Barrier Survey Findings Fire Watch ILSM

      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
      Fire Watch ILSM

      Q: With regards to a fire watch, the code is specific about requiring one in an occupied building when a fire alarm system or suppression system is out of…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 2, 2020
      Fire Alarm Fire Watch ILSM

      Q: If we put the fire alarm system in test by-pass but we are still monitoring the alarms so we can troubleshoot or test the system so we avoid nuisance…

      Bob Armbrister | Nov 15, 2019
      Business Occupancies Accreditation ILSM

      Q: Is there a code requirement for implementing an Interim Life Safety Measure (ILSM) for occupancies other than healthcare (i.e. business occupancies) if…

      Bob Armbrister | Nov 11, 2019
      Fire Drills ILSM

      Q: I’ve been conducting two fire drills per month while we are under construction. I am new to the safety role and my understanding of the code is that I…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 11, 2019
      Smoke Detectors Fire Alarm ILSM

      Q: We are seeking to reduce activation of smoke heads contained in our construction areas. In your opinion, if the construction area has existing…

      Bob Armbrister | Jul 17, 2019
      Article ILSM

      Q: Our hospital has a few offsite locations – family practice clinic, occupational health clinic, and soon to be an urgent care clinic.  It is my…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 29, 2018
      Article Construction ILSM

      Q: Can an existing 8-foot wide corridor be reduced in width to 4 feet by temporary construction barriers?

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 23, 2018
      Article ILSM

      Q: At our hospital, we had numerous fire dampers that failed their 6-year test. What ILSM measures for that many dampers would you recommend putting in…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 23, 2018