Safety

Changes to the fire watch

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, July 1, 2012

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Fire watches are required to be implemented whenever a fire alarm system or a sprinkler system is out of service for four or more hours in a 24-hour period. This requirement comes from the 2000 edition of the Life Safety Code® (LSC), section 9.6.1.8 and 9.7.6.1, and has been adopted by every accrediting organization, including The Joint Commission, HFAP, and DNV.

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