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      Fire Drills Life Safety Code

      Q: Could you give me the explanation or example of what the Life Safety Code means for Fire Drills that states "Coded Announcement"? Section 19.7.1.7 of…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 5, 2021
      Life Safety Code

      Q: What changes, if any, will I need to be prepared for July 1, 2021, when Joint Commission begins inspecting for Life Safety Code compliance in Business…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 24, 2021
      Business Occupancies Joint Commission Life Safety Code CMS

      Q: If I have a new freestanding business occupancy that is licensed, would CMS enforce the provisions of the 2012 Edition of NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code)?…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 13, 2020
      Life Safety Code

      Q: We ask staff this question when we do Environmental Rounding: "Can you identify the closest area of refuge?" The answer we have used is…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 28, 2020
      Accreditation Life Safety Code

      Q: Do you have any suggestions for satisfying the accreditation documentation requirements to prove we conducted a building assessment for compliance with…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 5, 2020
      Life Safety Code

      Q: We are a 49-bed hospital facility (changed over from a 68-bed in 2017). Currently we have a room that was originally used for three patient beds. We…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 14, 2020
      Life Safety Code

      Q: I have been asked to install "AREA OF REFUGE" signs on top of the doorframe on both sides on several areas of the hospital. Is there a specific per…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 15, 2020
      Life Safety Code

      Q: We have dry standpipe systems in stairwells in the older areas of our hospital. Are dry systems required to be inspected/tested under pressure? I do…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 11, 2020
      COVID-19 Fire Drills Life Safety Code

      Q: As the world faces this pandemic, can fire drill requirements be suspended or replaced with staff education type in-services?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 2, 2020
      Life Safety Code

      Q: My hospital is preparing for COVID-19. I'm at odds with the clinicians who believe that the pandemic is a special situation, meaning that Life Safety…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 25, 2020