Strange Observations – Part 22

Continuing in a series of strange things I have seen while consulting at hospitals…

I used to work in the construction trades. I like to think that workers in the construction trades know better than to do something silly like this.
The sprinkler pipe is suspended from the frame-work for the overhead door. All sprinkler pipe has to be suspended from the building structure.

Oh well…. I seem to remember I didn’t know how to install a fire damper properly for a long time.

Keep an eye on those construction people… they don’t always know what the code and standards require.

Brad Keyes
Brad Keyes, CHSP

Brad is a former advisor to Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and former Joint Commission LS surveyor. He guides clients through  organizational assessment; management training; ongoing coaching of task groups; and extensive one-on-one coaching of facility leaders. He analyzes and develops leadership effectiveness and efficiency in work processes, focusing on assessing an organization’s preparedness for a survey, evaluating processes in achieving preparedness, and guiding organizations toward compliance. 

As a presenter at national seminars, regional conferences, and audio conferences, Brad teaches the Keyes Life Safety Boot Camp series to various groups and organizations. He is the author or co-author of many HCPro books, including the best-selling  Analyzing the Hospital Life Safety Survey, now in its 3rd edition. Brad has also authored a variety of articles in numerous publications addressing features of life safety and fire protection, as well as white papers and articles on the Building Maintenance Program. Currently serving as the contributing editor of the monthly HCPro newsletter Healthcare Life Safety Compliance  gives Brad further insight into the industry’s trends and best practices.