Fire Doors

The 5-Step Life Safety Checklist for Healthcare Facilities

We know that your facilities are at their busiest right now as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, which means that your facility needs to be up to code now more than ever. It may seem like there is never enough time to maintain your life safety compliance when the projects seem to keep on Read more…

HANDS ON AND MASKS ON

DOING OUR PART In these times of caution, we continue our commitment to providing the highest quality fire barrier management and code compliance services to our clients. We’re also committed to safety – first and always – and even more rigorously now. That commitment is demonstrated by our professionals – both onsite in your facilities Read more…

VIRTUAL SURVEYS & HANDS-ON HELP

HELPING YOU PREPARE FOR TJC SURVEYS whether virtual or in-person Recent news from The Joint Commission discusses an initiative to conduct life safety and environment of care surveys completely virtually. Currently being considered by the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services), the program would rely on virtual interviews, digital technology, mobile cameras (e.g. Go Read more…

Fire Doors – Types, Inspections & Repair Requirements

FIRE DOORS – TYPES, INSPECTIONS & REPAIR REQUIREMENTS NFPA 80 states, “Fire door assemblies shall be inspected and tested not less than annually, and a written record of the inspection shall be signed and kept for inspection by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).” – NFPA 101-2012 requires compliance with NFPA 80-2010, Standard for Fire Doors Read more…

JON PITCOCK – NEW CERTIFICATION

PREVENT PEOPLE NorCal Superintendent and all-around door guru Jon Pitcock has recently added another certification to his list of credentials. The CFDAI – Certified Fire & Egress Door Assembly Inspector – is an advanced certification issued by the Door Hardware Insitute. The newly updated DAI600 curriculum is focused on understanding the role and responsibilities of Read more…

FIRE DOORS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Identifying and maintaining your facility’s fire doors is a critical component of successful building management. Whether your facility belongs to a large retail organization, is an apartment complex, or is a state-of-the-art healthcare center, you are sure to have fire doors to maintain. Organizations like the Joint Commission, the fire marshal, and DNT have very Read more…

CMS Fire and Smoke Door Annual Testing Requirements Update Memo

CMS Fire and Smoke Door Annual Testing Requirements Update Memo On Friday, July 28th the Center for Medicare & Medical Services (CMS) released a memo addressing some of the confusion about the new codes that went in to effect July 5, 2016. Just over a year later, questions were still surrounding the new requirements. Prevent Read more…

The No. 1 Reason Fire Doors Fail Inspection (and How to Avoid It)

The No. 1 Reason Fire Doors Fail Inspection (and How to Avoid It) Over the last decade, Prevent Life Safety has inspected hundreds of thousands of fire doors. With each inspection, we log every door and we noticed a pattern. There was one main reason fire doors fail inspections: Missing fire-rated labels. Why is a Read more…

How to Choose a Qualified Fire Door Inspector

How to Choose a Qualified Fire Door Inspector [cherry_sharing networks=”facebook,twitter,googleplus,linkedin,tumblr,reddit”] Accidents happen, and while we can’t predict them, we can be prepared for them as best as possible. If you’re managing a facility there is a risk of dangerous fire spreads. Fire codes are put in place for these reasons. However, if you want to Read more…