Know Where To Focus Your Spring Cleaning With Life Safety Consulting

Goodbye winter blues, hello blue skies. That’s right, spring has sprung, which means it’s time for spring cleaning. Spring cleaning isn’t just a home thing, and can help your work environment feel refreshed and ready for another year. But one area you don’t want to neglect is your facility’s fire and life safety protection systems. Yes, they need some spring cleaning love too!

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed life safety codes to protect people’s lives based on the building’s construction, protection, and occupancy features. Unfortunately, trying to keep up with every update to the code’s standards isn’t easy since they get updated frequently. It can be stressful trying to figure out what is out of compliance with the code, and even after spring cleaning, there still may be deficiencies hidden in your facility that were missed. However, having a life safety expert visit your facility for life safety consulting can help make your job easier.

A Life Safety Consultant is knowledgeable of the life safety codes, and can help ensure that your facility will meet all of the code’s standards. They will review your facility’s life safety documentation as well as help you understand what the code’s standards say, and which requirements have been adopted in your area. Some of the documentation that would be reviewed may include:

  • Fire Safety
  • General Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Security
  • Hazardous Materials and Waste
  • Utility Systems
  • Medical Equipment
  • Departmental policies and procedures

 

A Life Safety Consultant will also create a mock survey and physically inspect all of the life safety aspects to measure your facility’s strengths and weaknesses. Some aspects of a building’s fire safety and environment of care that would be inspected may include:

  • Verification of Barrier Management
  • Egress Markings
  • Hazardous Areas
  • Corridors and Suites
  • Emergency Generators & Transfer Switches
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Medical Equipment
  • General Safety
  • Security
  • Hazardous Materials & Waste
  • Fire Safety
  • Utilities

 

Once the mock survey has been completed, you’ll know exactly what needs to be repaired. So, don’t stress over the documentation and hidden deficiencies. An LSS Life Safety Consultant will help you be in compliance by going over your records and performing a mock survey of your facility’s fire and life safety systems. This can also help save you time and money from having multiple inspections done.

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