In facilities as large and complex as hospitals, there are many potential fire safety issues as well as numerous hidden code violations. Recently, we read a report by the State Fire Marshal of Washington State that outlined the most common violations that have been found in hospitals. Many of these infractions could possibly start a fire or prevent people from safely escaping in an emergency situation. We wrote up a brief rundown highlighting some of the more serious instances that occur regularly in healthcare establishments in the US. Amongst other violations, there were minor problems ranging from burned out light bulbs in exit signs to missing ceiling tiles. One of the biggest challenges that hospital administrators are faced with is staying up to date with code regulations; we at enGauge take those headaches away. We’ve taken the time to boil down some of the most cited issues that peaked our interest.
Topics: Healthcare, Fire Extinguisher Inspections, Fire Extinguisher Inspection, Blocked Fire Extinguishers, Electronic Monitoring Fire Extinguisher, Fire Extinguisher Monitoring, Inaccessible Fire Extinguisher, NFPA 10 Code Compliance, Missing Fire Extinguisher, Empty Fire Extinguisher, Fire Marshals, Medical Oxygen Monitoring