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Testing (Facilities Management)Fire/Smoke DampersFire & Smoke Dampers

Q: NFPA 80-2010, section indicates the required testing and inspection of fire dampers to be 1-year after installation, afterwards the inspection frequency to be 4-years, except in hospitals it shall …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 16, 2020
Testing (Facilities Management)Fire/Smoke Dampers

Q: Does CMS and the accreditation organizations require fire/smoke damper testing every four years in a hospital with mixed occupancy? If my hospital penthouse is business and the rest of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 11, 2020
Inspection & Maintenance (Facilities ManagemenElectrical ReceptacleTesting (Facilities Management)

Q: One of our health care facilities has just completed their annual Life Safety Survey and during the brief exit conference the Fire Marshall indicated that a yearly test on …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 20, 2020
Inspection & Maintenance (Life Safety Code)Joint CommissionTesting (Generators)Testing (Facilities Management)Testing (Fire Suppression Systems)Testing (Life Safety Code)AccreditationTesting (Fire Detection Systems)CMSTesting (Medical Gas)Testing (Accreditation/Certification)Fire Drills

Q: Has there been an update to the definition of time by TJC/CMS? I'm looking at quarterly fire drills right now, but any changes/clarification on the definition for all intervals …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 15, 2020
ElevatorsTesting (Facilities Management)

Q: How do I perform the elevator recall test? A: If you have never performed an elevator recall test, I suggest you have your elevator maintenance company show you how …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 1, 2020
Testing (Facilities Management)HVAC

Q: Do you know if the ambulatory health care facilities are required to do an annual Test and Balance of the HVAC system? A: No… I am not aware of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 20, 2019
ElevatorsTesting (Facilities Management)

Q: We have multiple hospitals that we provide fire-safety testing services to. With the new requirement for testing elevator fire-fighters emergency operations, we all have a different opinion about what …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 31, 2019

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