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Aug 10 2011

WW: Hospital Applications

Category: Accessibility,Egress,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:02 am Comments (3)

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?

Thanks Nolan!

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3 Responses to “WW: Hospital Applications”

  1. Nabil Hanna AHC says:

    Send the responsible of this disaster to court

  2. Liz Lenox says:

    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!

  3. Brad Keyes says:

    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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