When the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code is adopted by the Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) the following accreditation organizations The Joint Commission, AOA Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program and Det Norske Veritas will also adopt the Life Safety Code 2012 edition. One of the most significant changes will be to fire rated doors and the hardware on those doors. Healthcare organizations will be required to test and inspect all fire rated doors on an annual basis. This annual inspection requirement cannot be taken lightly, actual inspections will have to be performed by a qualified hospital employee that has an understanding of the operating components of fire rated doors or by a certified third party life safety inspector.
Fire Door Solutions has developed packages to assist hospitals and medical facilities with establishing a foundation to adhere to these new Life Safety Codes as it relates to inspecting, educating and performing repairs/maintenance on fire rated doors. Fire Door Solutions has positioned itself as the leader in providing these materials, inspections and training to ensure your fire doors are complaint with the new 2012 Life Safety Codes.