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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  |  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Health Care Facility Security - How to lock the doors.

Michael A. Crowley, PE, FSFPE, FASHE
VP Industry Relations, Jensen Hughes

Health care occupancies have always needed special locking arrangements for the clinical needs of patients. The security needs of the patients are also important. Over the past cycles of NFPA 101 and the International Building Code, have made allowances for securing doors within a health care facility. These secured doors address crowd control, infection control, civil unrest, contamination, elopement, potential abduction, active shooter / hostile event and general safety. This presentation will address how to secure the hospital doors and comply with the Codes. NFPA 3000 is a new Standard for Active SHooter /Hostile event response. The impact on hospitals and operations will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the acceptable methods for locking doors in health care facilities
  2. Observe other egress issues created by locking doors
  3. Assess the need to secure doors in both directions.
  4. State the general application of NFPA 3000 in the health care facility.
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH