The life safety code documentation checklist is a great way to prepare for surveys. A useful article in EC news details how you can use it as an organizational tool.
Life Safety Code Documentation Checklist
The article contains a reprint of the life safety code documentation checklist required by surveyors. This is an excellent organizational tool. In fact, it can help verify that you have all the required documentation available. Without a doubt, missing documentation, tests and inspections are common problems on surveys. Sometimes the ability to find the documents is an issue for hospitals.
Proper use of this tool using a simple “show me” technique is valuable. For example, one staff person asks to see the documentation. Then, the individual responsible to keep the documents organized retrieves and brings the proper document forward. This type of rehearsal is valuable for a successful survey.
In addition to the documentation checklist, the article also includes building services requirements related to LS.02.01.50. It includes the full text of the standard. In addition, it covers the codes that form the basis for the requirements under the standard.
The article is informative. In fact, facilities leaderships should review the material. But, this is not a frequently scored or problematic standard. Furthermore, there no new revelations about compliance.