Health facility managers should start with an accurate inventory of all fire alarm and suppression devices to assure that the requirements are met. ASHE has created a sample template to track the inventory and compare it against testing completed throughout the year.
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Apr 21, 2018
Apr 18, 2018
ASHE has created a new crosswalk that compares K-Tags with Joint Commission, NFPA, and International Code Council requirements. Download Tool
Jan 22, 2018
Beta version ASHE's Useful Service Life (USL) Assessment Tool and Facilities Condition Index (FCI) Calculator tool will allow you to calculate your infrastructure health. Specifically, it will allow you to explore the useful life of the various buildings, facilities and systems within your organziations and campus[es] by rating the Useful Service Life (USL) condition of each building on 15 different components (e.g. roofs/covering, flooring, foundation) across 36 different systems (e.g.
Sep 13, 2017
This tool can be used to assess operating rooms to determine whether they are wet procedure locations. The tool can be used to help comply with the 2012 edition of NFPA 99. The tool methodology is provided, and can be customized to meet the needs of various health care organizations. Download Tool
Apr 19, 2017
ASHE created a tool for hospitals that want to use a fire safety evaluation system (FSES) using the alternative compliance approach under NFPA 101A. Download Tool Click here to provide feedback on this tool.
Oct 15, 2015
This risk assessment tool has been developed to help health care facility staff comply with the risk-based, patient-focused approach required by NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code beginning with the 2012 edition.This completed risk assessment should be used to determine the steps needed to respond to the identified risks as outlined in NFPA 99. It should be kept as a record of the decisions made and updated annually.
Oct 3, 2015
Developed by a group of experts, this Excel file can be used by health care organizations to assess their vulnerabilities and help manage their emergency preparedness programs. ASHE members are permitted to adapt this Excel tool for use at their facilities. Below is the Excel file and a PDF showing sample results. (To use the Excel file, delete the sample data from the Data Entry sheet and enable the macros to create the rest of the information based on your data.)
Sep 29, 2014
The emergency power supply system (EPSS) is a critical hospital system, and its failure to function in a power outage can have tragic results. Not all authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) look at documentation of weekly inspections. Nonetheless, a weekly visual inspection is highly recommended. This checklist is based on charts in the Annex of the 2013 edition of NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems.
Sep 24, 2014
A sprinkler system can be complex with many different zones and valves. Some of those valves may be easily to locate. Others may be in more obscure locations. If there is a inadvertent sprinkler activation, or when maintenance or system modifications are being performed, it is imperative that sprinkler system valves be properly identified and can be quickly located. There are many forms of documentation that can help manage this process including accurate drawings, valve charts, valve identification tags or labels or other documentation for the sprinkler system.
Mar 7, 2006
ILSM-ICRA precautions daily monitoring checklist A checklist for monitoring compliance with infection control risk assessment (ICRA) precautions used as interim life safety measures. Intended to be used daily. Download Tool word