Life 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…

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…