In the picture above, only the door on the left must comply with the inspection and testing requirements in NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives.
However,among many facility managers, . Knowing which doors fall under the standards’ inspection requirements is just one example.
Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services’ (CMS) adoption of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code®, last year, which requires that all U.S. healthcare facilities meet the fire door requirements in the standard.the
To help clarify the application of NFPA 101 and NFPA 80, NFPA and the Door Security & Safety Foundation (DSSF) have teamed up to conduct a series of one-day trainings, which work to help ensure fire door compliance in health care facilities. More specifically, the trainings cover:
- door types encountered in a health care facility
- door locking means permitted
- eleven verification points required for the yearly inspection of swinging fire door assemblies
- the skills required to serve as the qualified person permitted to perform inspection and testing in accordance with
NFPA 101 and NFPA 80 fire door inspection for health care facilities trainings will be held on the following dates, as follows: