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Answers to your door, hardware, and code questions from Allegion's Lori Greene.
Aug 10 2011
These photos were sent in by Nolan Thrope of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies. He said they had the velcro version of wander-prevention on numerous doors. What say you?
Send the responsible of this disaster to court
It seems to me like Nolan’s got a hot lead to sell some exit devices & maybe delayed egress!! There are just so many things wrong with picture #1…where to begin? Maybe a new door and code compliant hardware would be a good place to start!
Lori- Although these pictures are appalling, they really do not surprise me. Even though hospitals are the second highest regulated industry (just behind nuclear power plants), there are many organizations that do not know or understand the Life Safety Code. The current regulatory agencies try to do a good job in finding these issues, but they pop up quicker than they can be put down. Bottom line: The hospitals frequently don’t know what they don’t know. We need better education opportunities for hospital engineers, and commitments from the organization leaders to provide those opportunities.
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