Aug 4, 2022 8:15:00 AM / by LSS

What You Need To Know About  Fire & Life Safety Consulting - Blog Image

The purpose of a building’s life safety system is to reduce the potential risks to life as well as the property from various threats. 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. But as a facility manager, 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 in compliance and what is out of compliance with the code. Not to mention, many issues that can cause threats could be hidden and out of sight. So, trying to find every deficiency that can potentially put people’s lives in danger can be rather challenging. However, having a life safety expert visit your facility for life safety consulting can help make your job easier.


Fire & Life Safety Consulting

Fire and Life Safety Consultants are knowledgeable of the life safety codes, and will 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 create a mock survey to measure your facility’s strengths and weaknesses. These consultants will physically inspect all of the fire and life safety aspects of your facility as thoroughly as an AHJ surveyor.


Documentation Review

Life Safety Consultants are up-to-date with the Life Safety Code and will help you to prepare your facility for your Authority Having Jurisdiction survey. Whether it’s the Joint Commission, CMS, or any other accrediting agency, A Life Safety Consultant will thoroughly review your documentation personalized to your specific AHJ and their requirements. They can help you understand what the code’s standards say, and which requirements have been adopted in your area. Having the proper documentation ready and available is important to your inspection and will help prove to your AHJ you are properly prepared.


Physical Inspection (Mock Survey)

Although your facility’s documentation is important, a physical inspection is crucial to the integrity of your building and the safety of its occupants. A Life Safety Consultant will tour the facility to preform a mock survey and inspect each of your facility’s fire and life safety systems. They will help you find hidden deficiencies to help ensure your facility is in compliance with the required codes. Not to mention, this will save you time and money from having multiple inspections done or having to pay a fine. Having a physical building inspection helps prove that the AHJ standards and code requirements are being met and enforced.

Once the mock survey has been completed, you’ll know exactly what needs to be repaired.


LSS Consulting Services - You’re Safe with Us

Our Life Safety Consultants are experts on the Life Safety Code, and will visit your facility to review your fire and life safety documentation as well as perform a mock survey to make sure your facility will meet the code’s standards. Our Life Safety and Environment of Care Consulting Services include but are not limited to:

Documentation Review:

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

Physical Inspections:

  • 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

Contact Us Here or call 888-675-4519 to schedule your facility consultation. We are committed to helping you review and understand facility records to assure successful fire and life safety inspections!

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