Life Safety

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…

SEVERE BLOOD SHORTAGE IN USA – PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING

The US is facing a severe blood shortage as the coronavirus outbreak threatens the availability of our nation’s supply. In challenging times, we are often frustrated by the feeling of not being able to do something constructive to help. This is an easy – and safe – way to provide practical help. If you’d like 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…

LIFE SAFETY PLANS – BE GLAD YOU NEED THEM

WHY? An accurate, up-to-date set of life safety drawings is an asset that your facility cannot go without. This may sound like an exaggeration, because a life safety drawing is just a map of your facility with some extra notes about your walls, corridors, and fire ratings, right? What could be so special about that? Read more…

What Are the Benefits of Fire Barrier Management Plans?

What Are the Benefits of Fire Barrier Management Plans? Maintaining components of fire barrier system might turn out to be quite challenging. This is particularly true in case you have lots of additional responsibilities. Fire barriers are of utmost use as they help to prevent toxic gases, fire and smoke from spreading throughout the facility. Read more…

The Importance of Life Safety Plans in Any Healthcare Facility

The Importance of Life Safety Plans in Any Healthcare Facility An important part of a well-maintained healthcare facility includes accurate life safety plans. Not only are they required by CMS, but they can save you a significant amount of money on your fire barrier maintenance services. What are Life Safety Plans? Life safety plans are 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…

A Beginner’s Guide to Defend-in-Place Facilities

A Beginner’s Guide to Defend-in-Place Facilities Lately, we have received inquiries asking about defend-in-place facilities. It’s a great topic to discuss as it is one of the main reasons we provide so much training to our technicians. Since fires can take place anytime, it is important that you have solid procedures and that all staff Read more…

Understanding Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) 

Understanding Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) [cherry_sharing networks=”facebook,twitter,googleplus,pinterest,linkedin,tumblr,stumbleupon,reddit”] Infection prevention programs lay the foundation for eradicating an infection from their roots in a designated facility or environment, specifically after occupants suffering from a disease have vacated the place. This program consists of: Eradicating or, at least, significantly reducing the chances of viral spreads from the Read more…