The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) publishes Health Facilities Management magazine 10 times per year.  This publication has so much valuable information for health care facilities, and a recent issue included an article by Bill Koffel and Elizabeth Keller: Understanding recent door inspection and maintenance codes.  A second article in the same issue cites some examples of inaccurate door inspections; this is something we can all learn from.

The articles discuss the concept of vendors offering free or low-cost inspections and then performing the repair work, the qualifications required for inspectors, which doors are actually required to be inspected annually and where this is stated in the Life Safety Code.  ASHE and the Center for Health Design have also researched the most common deficiencies in order to resolve the issues and increase the the reliability of opening protectives and the barriers as a whole.

Check out both of these articles here (the second one is linked at the bottom)!

Graphic:  ASHE

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