Fire Safety

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…

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Tis the season, they say. Reflecting on this past year, we are grateful for many things. Above all, for the health and welfare of our employees and their families – the PREVENT FAMILY – our people, who take care of yours. We’re also thankful for our loyal customers who continue to support our business. Our Read more…

KEEPING HAZARDOUS SAFE

Keeping your facility’s hazardous areas compliant is essential for any healthcare facility. Like all fire barriers, hazardous rooms must be held to the standards outlined in NFPA 80, the book of codes that details specifications for fire barriers. However, with these areas, there is an additional layer of complexity – knowing which of your rooms Read more…

Bristol University Fire Reminds Us of Fire Safety Basics

Bristol University Fire Reminds Us of Fire Safety Basics England’s Bristol University had a roof-top fire that put their emergency procedures to the test. The historic Fry Building is undergoing a renovation to become the University’s new math department. On January 8th, Avon Fire and Rescue declared the fire was accidental and likely a result of Read more…