life safety

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…

 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…

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…

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…

Keep Your Fire Dampers Up to Code

Fire dampers are a life safety issue. They keep smoke and flames from spreading throughout a building, saving lives and preventing unnecessary injury, in case of a fire. Codes and Regulations The Joint Commission, the regulatory agency that accredits hospitals, requires that in-patient hospitals inspect their dampers every six (6) years. For non-inpatient care buildings, Read more…