NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, NFPA 99 and the SOC for the Joint Commission Compliance

NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, NFPA 99 and the SOC for the Joint Commission Compliance

Course Objective
Goal-Gain an understanding of fire and related life safety issues in health care facilities as referenced in The Joint Commission statement of conditions (SOC) and environment of care (EC), prepare for unannounced Joint Commission and CMS surveys, and demonstrate your knowledge of related NFPA codes and standards. (3.2 CEUs). REGISTER NOW!

  • Days 1-3 – Applying NFPA 101 (2000) to the Joint Commission Statement of Conditions
  • Day 4 – Review NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities (1999) and Inspection,Testing and Maintenance of fire protection systems. (NFPA 25, 1998 plus excerpts from other relevant documents)
  • Day 5 Consists of review exercises, self-evaluation and a certificate test

Key objectives

  1. Classify occupancies, including mixed-use occupancies involving health care facilities
  2. Identify the components of the means of egress permitted in health care occupancies
  3. Identify fire alarm and detection features and automatic sprinkler system features that are used in health care occupancies
  4. Apply code requirements for fire barriers and smoke barriers, vertical openings, hazardous areas, corridors, and smoke barriers
  5. Explain the purpose and use of the eSOC, and the use and importance of a PFI (ePFI) and eBBI
  6. Review organization and use of NFPA 99 (1999 edition)
  7. Identify inspections, tests, and maintenance requirements of NFPA codes and standards as addressed in the Joint Commission EC standards

Module 1. General Requirements — 18.1, 19.1 (Chapters 1, 4, 6)
At the conclusion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the organization of the 2000 edition of NFPA 101.
  • Describe the relationship between the core chapters and occupancy chapters-specifically chapters 18 and 19.
  • Classify occupancies, including mixed-use occupancies involving health care facilities.
  • Apply, classify and identify the various types of health care facilities governed under Chapters 18, 19, 20 and 21.
  • Determine various code application requirements for new, existing and renovated health care facilities (including major and minor renovations).
  • Identify situations requiring use of quick response sprinklers in renovation projects.
  • Determine and identify appropriate construction types for health care facilities.

Module 2. Basics of Means of Egress — 18.2, 19.2 (7.1, 7.2, 7.3)
At the conclusion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Apply the means of egress chapter (sections 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3) and the occupancy-specific requirements for health care occupancies.
  • Use the correct requirements for enclosure and protection of exits.
  • Identify the components of the means of egress permitted in health care occupancies.
  • Apply the correct health care specific provisions for doors.
  • Apply the correct provisions for horizontal exits.
  • Calculate the occupant load of a given space using the appropriate occupant load factors.
  • Determine minimum width requirements and associated obstruction limitations.

Module 3. Fundamentals of Means of Egress — 18.2, 19.2 (7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7)
At the conclusion of this module, participants should understand the code requirements for effective egress designs:

  • Identify and measure travel distance, dead-end corridors, and common path of travel
  • Evaluate the number of means of egress
  • Apply the egress configuration provisions for patient room areas, including suites, and travel distance
  • Evaluate exit discharge

Module 4. Awareness of Means of Egress – 18.2, 19.2 (7.8, 7.9, 7.10)
At the conclusion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Determine the need for, and minimum requirements applicable to: illumination, emergency lighting, and egress marking

Module 5. Features of Fire Protection — 18.3, 19.3 (8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, Chapter 10)
At the conclusion of this module, participants should be able to identify and apply code requirements related to fire protection features:

  • Fire barriers and smoke barriers (Chapter 8)
  • Protection of vertical openings
  • Protection of hazardous areas
  • Corridors
  • Smoke barriers
  • Identify and apply the requirements for interior finish, contents, and furnishings

At the conclusion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Determine fire alarm and detection features that are used in health care occupancies
  • Determine automatic sprinkler system features that are used in health care occupancies

Module 6. Special Provisions and Operating Features — Chapters 9, 11
At the conclusion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Determine if a building qualifies as high rise
  • Explain the limitations of Referenced Publications in Chapter 2
  • Discuss provisions for elevators

Module 7. eSOC – Understanding the Purpose and the Procedure
At the conclusion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and use of the SOC
  • Explain the eBBI and ePFI
  • Explain the use and importance of a “PFI”

At the conclusion of this portion of the seminar, participants will understand the organization of NFPA 99 and be able to find the minimum requirements for electrical systems and equipment, medical gas and vacuum systems and equipment and health care emergency management procedures in health care facilities.

Module 1 - Introduction
Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the organization and scope of NFPA 99, and discuss how it is used.

Module 2 - Electrical Systems
Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the types of systems.
  • Discuss electrical requirements for wet locations.
  • Identify differences between Type 1, 2, and 3 systems
  • Discuss inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for electrical systems

Module 3 - Gas and Vacuum Systems
Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the components of gas and vacuum systems.
  • Identify requirements for installers and verifiers.
  • Identify the requirements for Level 1, 2 and 3.

Module 4 - Electrical Equipment
Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the basic requirements for electrical equipment.

Module 5 - Gas Equipment
Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the storage requirements for cylinders, and provisions for handling cylinders

Module 6 - Laboratories
Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the requirements for protection of laboratories in health care facilities.

Module 7 - Health Care Emergency Management
Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the requirements for emergency management.

Module 8 - Occupancies
Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how the occupancy chapters relate to and use the core chapters. (Chapters 4-12)

At the conclusion of this section, participants will be able to locate and apply the requirements for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment.

NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 1998 Edition
At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Explain fire extinguisher visual inspection criteria
  • Discuss factors that affect fire extinguisher placement and spacing
  • Locate and apply inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for fire extinguishers

NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm Code®, 1999 Edition
At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify requirements for reacceptance testing of fire alarm systems
  • Locate and apply testing frequency requirements for fire alarms systems and components
  • Determine the requirements for fire alarm system inspection, testing, and maintenance records

NFPA 96, Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, 1998 Edition
At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe commercial cooking fire protection and ventilation systems, and their components
  • Discuss installation requirements for commercial cooking equipment
  • Locate and apply the requirements for cleaning, inspection, testing, and maintenance of commercial cooking fire protection and ventilation systems

NFPA 17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 1998 Edition
At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the operation and components of wet chemical extinguishing systems
  • Locate and apply the inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for wet chemical extinguishing systems

NFPA 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 1998 Edition
At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate applications of dry chemical extinguishing systems
  • Locate and apply the requirements for inspection, testing, and maintenance of dry chemical extinguishing systems

NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, 1999 Edition
At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key features and components of fire doors
  • Locate and apply the inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for fire doors and other opening protectives

NFPA 90A, Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, 1999 Edition
NFPA 105, Standard for the Installation of Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives, 1999 Edition
At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between fire dampers and smoke dampers
  • Recognize fire damper and smoke damper installation issues
  • Locate and apply the inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for air-conditioning and ventilation systems

NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, 1998 Edition
NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 1999 Edition
At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Locate and apply the inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for fire service mains, fire pumps and their components, valves, valve components, and trim, and sprinkler and standpipe systems
  • Describe obstruction investigations and methods for dealing with system impairments
  • Recognize factors affecting unique applications of water-based fire protection systems

NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems, 2000 Edition
At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Locate and apply the inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for clean agent fire extinguishing systems
  • Identify training issues associated with clean agent systems

NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, 1999 Edition
At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe types of emergency and standby power systems and their components
  • Locate and apply the requirements for the maintenance and operational testing of emergency and standby power systems

NFPA 111, Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems, 1996 Edition
At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe types of stored electrical energy emergency and standby power systems and their components
  • Locate and apply the requirements for the maintenance and operational testing of stored electrical energy emergency and standby power systems
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