facility maintenance

Is Tech Making Fire Damper Inspections Better or Worse

Is Tech Making Fire Damper Inspections Better or Worse Technology has given us immense convenience and flexibility. However, in the case of fire dampers that are installed in facilities such as hospitals, colleges and universities, and company offices, there are mixed reviews. While advances in technology have led to improved manufacturing and process efficiency capabilities, it Read more…

Keeping Your Fire Dampers Up-To-Code

Keeping Your Fire Dampers Up-To-Code Fire dampers are a major part of your fire barrier system. They keep smoke and flames from spreading throughout a building. In case of a fire, they can save lives and prevent unnecessary injury or smoke inhalation. Therefore, it is extremely important to keep your dampers up-to-code and functioning properly. Read more…

 5-Step Life Safety Checklist

 5-Step Life Safety Checklist With spring around the corner, it’s a good time to evaluate your life safety components. Use the following life safety checklist to help get you started. Close the Gaps Fire and smoke gaps, that is In 2016, did contractors or others leave penetrations in your fire/ smoke walls? PREVENT’s Firestopping services are Read more…

5 LinkedIn Groups All Facility Managers Should Join

5 LinkedIn Groups All Facility Managers Should Join LinkedIn is an essential social media platform where employers and employees can connect with one another and stay updated with the latest news and events to further their individual interests. The social media website also proves to be excellent for researching and verifying information about potential candidates for hiring Read more…

Is a Fire Barrier Management Plan Right for Your Facility?

Is a Fire Barrier Management Plan Right for Your Facility? We all know that maintaining all components of a fire barrier system can be a challenge – especially when you have so many additional responsibilities. In fact, one of the most common phone calls we receive at PREVENT are the panicked ones that sound something Read more…

A Beginner’s Guide to Firestopping

A Beginner’s Guide to Firestopping Firestopping can be one of the most difficult jobs you are faced with when conducting maintenance and inspections in your facility. There are many different codes and specifications that go into knowing which UL system to use depending on the penetration, and how to do the job right to help Read more…

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…

Infection Cancels Almost 200 Surgeries – How to Avoid HAI’s In Your Facility

Infection Cancels Almost 200 Surgeries – How to Avoid HAI’s In Your Facility Healthcare-related Infections (HAI’s) is a four-letter word in the healthcare industry. Every person in the facility needs to do their part with infection control. This especially includes in-house and contract maintenance workers. About 5% of HAI’s are construction and maintenance related. HAI’s 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…