Compliance Tips

Every week, ASHE will publish a new health care facility compliance tip. The tips are shared in randomized order– be sure to collect them all!
Have a compliance tip you want to share?
We’d love to hear from you. Contact Chad Beebe at cbeebe@aha.org.
Protection of penetrations through fire-rated barriers must be protected by a fire-stop system or device that is tested for that particular application. #ASHEComplianceTip
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6.2.9.6* One sprinkler wrench as specified by the sprinkler manufacturer shall be provided in the cabinet for each type of sprinkler installed to be used for the removal and installation of sprinklers in the system. #ASHEComplianceTip
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If your kitchen is equipped with an automatic fire protection system be sure your staff is trained to activate the system before using the Type K fire extinguisher.  #ASHEComplianceTip
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A minimum of six spare sprinklers corresponding to the types and temperature ratings installed in the building are required to be kept on site, stored in a cabinet where the temperature will not exceed 100 degrees F. A wrench for each type of sprinkler is also kept on site. The requirements for the minimum number of spare sprinklers increase with system size. #ASHEComplianceTip
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When an emergency oxygen connection is required on the outside of the building, such as where the bulk cryogenic liquid central supply system is outside of and remote from the building, the emergency oxygen supply connection must be accessible and have a minimum of 3 ft. (1 m) of clearance around it. #ASHEComplianceTip
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