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Tip #16 - Um...that's not right

5.2.1.1.1* Sprinklers shall not show signs of leakage; shall be free of corrosion, foreign materials, paint, and physical damage; and shall be installed in the correct orientation (e.g., upright, pendent, or sidewall). . #ASHEComplianceTip


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Tip #39 - I'm so confused

408.4 Field Identification Required. (A) Circuit Directory or Circuit Identification. Every circuit and circuit modification shall be legibly identified as to its clear, evident, and specific purpose or use. The identification shall include sufficient detail to allow each circuit to be...


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#3 - A lot can happen in 5 years!

14.2.1 Except as discussed in 14.2.1.1 and 14.2.1.4 an inspection of piping and branch line conditions shall be conducted every 5 years by opening a flushing connection at the end of one main and by removing a sprinkler toward the end of one branch line for the purpose of inspecting for the...

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#10 - It didn't happen

7.2.4.3 Where monthly manual inspections are conducted the date the manual inspection was performed and the initials of the person performing the inspection shall be recorded. #ASHEComplianceTip


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TIP #14 - NFPA 10: What's your sign?

5.5.5.3* A placard shall be conspicuously placed near the extinguisher that states that the fire protection system shall be actuated prior to using the fire extinguisher. #ASHEComplianceTip ​


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TIP #19 - NFPA 23: Heads Up!

NFPA 23-2011: 5.2.1.1: Sprinkler heads are required to be inspected from the floor annually. #ASHEComplianceTip ​


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TIP #36 - EC.02.01.01 EC 1: Safe and Secure

Joint Commission Environment of Care Standards EC.02.01.01 EC 1: Safe and Secure Security risks must be identified. The Joint Commission specifically requires hospitals to identify safety and security risks that could affect patients, staff, visitors and others coming to the facility. ...


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TIP #4 - NFPA 101: Take the heat

NFPA 101-2012: 8.2.1, xx.1.6 in the occupancy chapters (Example: 18.1.6 for existing healthcare occupancies). While NFPA 101 does not specifically mention fire-proofing of structural steel, NFPA 101 does require specific building types for various occupancies. Structural steel often requires...


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TIP #15 - NFPA 80: Door wedges are prohibited!

NFPA 80: 5.2.13.3 Blocking or wedging of doors in the open position shall be prohibited. #ASHEComplianceTip ​


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TIP #54 - NFPA 99-2012, CMS K-Tag: Keep Your Gases Straight

NFPA 99-2012: 11.6.5.2, CMS Fire Safety Survey Report 2012 Code – Health Care K926 Comingling of full and empty cylinders is not allowed. Empty cylinders are segregated from full cylinders. #ASHEComplianceTip ​