For many, the adoption of the 2012 codes NFPA 101-2012 Life Safety Code and most of NFPA 99-2012 Health Care Facilities Code comes at no surprise, it was just a matter of time and that time is now. Starting July 5, audits will be against these codes and even though you may have implementated these changes years ago, we advise revisiting your process to ensure compliance. Whether it is looking through surveys to ensure the right questions are being asked, reviewing workflows to determine impacts of change, or analyzing the data already collected to make a better hospital, we are here to help.
Examples of areas to consider:
- sprinkler systems (do you have a grandfathered system? do your fire safety protocols support your system?)
- corridors (looking at both the more stringent requirements for new construction and the flexibiliy for corridor seats and decorations)
- window/door policies (where are windows, doors, and autolocks required)
- types of facilities and provisions