Life Safety

11 Do’s and Don’ts for a Successful Fire Door Inspection

11 Do’s and Don’ts for a Successful Fire Door Inspection Ensuring that your that your fire barrier system is in good working condition is one of the most important tasks you can do as a facility manager. Having a successful fire door inspection is key. Properly functioning fire doors are crucial for ensuring employees, patients, equipment, Read more…

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Contractors for Your Health Care Facility

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Contractors for Your Health Care Facility According to the statistics by American Hospital Association (AHA), there are total 5,627 hospitals in the US. Just like any other facility, maintenance work in the health care facility is also carried out on a regular basis. However, hospitals seldom maintain an in-house Read more…

How to Choose a Fire Door Contractor

How to Choose a Fire Door Contractor Fire doors offer a convenient yet effective measure against fire emergencies owing to its durability and robustness. In accordance with the building codes stipulated by NFPA, fire doors are the surest way of offering substantial building security, which can relieve a lot of burden for you as a Read more…

CMS Adopts 2012 NFPA 101 Codes: Is Your Facility Ready?

CMS Adopts 2012 NFPA 101 Codes: Is Your Facility Ready? On July 1st a new code change took effect that put many facilities in danger of not passing their next fire door inspection. We all know that fire door inspections must be done annually, however the 2012 NFPA 101 codes require that it is documented Read more…

Maintaining Fire Barriers

Maintaining Fire Barriers As a facility engineer, you know that maintaining fire barriers keeps smoke and other toxic gases from spreading around the building and allows occupants to evacuate safely. According to the Life Safety Code, NFPA 101, any penetrations must be treated right away. The compartmentalization of smoke during a fire in the building Read more…

Benefits of Hiring Local Life Safety Contractors

Benefits of Hiring Local Life Safety Contractors Visits from The Joint Commission or other AHJs are usually unexpected. If there are areas of your facility that have been neglected, you could be facing hefty fines or consequences when an AHJ is in the facility surveying. Having local life safety contractors nearby staff can help eliminate Read more…

Are Your Fire Dampers Costing Your Facility Extra Money, Too?

Many facility managers have their fire dampers inspected every 4-6 years as they are required. But does waiting so long cost you more money in the long run? Fire dampers directly affect your HVAC system in a few ways: When a damper fails to open after a test of the alarm system, the air flow Read more…

4 Tips for Keeping Your Facility Compliant During the Holidays

The holidays are typically a cheerful time of year and often come with decking the halls and eggnog. Since many of us would rather be at home than working, we often like to decorate our workplace to feel festive all day long. This is especially true for nurses, doctors and other staff in healthcare settings Read more…

3 Common Misconceptions about Life Safety Systems

Code requirements for compliance can often get confused with common knowledge when it comes to life safety systems. Building and safety codes can be difficult to decipher, so many of us tend to rely on others to tell us how to maintain compliance. But how do you know this common knowledge is actually correct? Working Read more…