Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Life Safety articles below.
On a regular basis, facilities staff should verify that emergency lighting and other life safety systems are fully operational.
The Advanced Axis AX UL 864-listed fire system is now compatible with Keltron Corporation’s life safety event management systems.
The continuing care retirement model is still the most popular senior living model in the U.S., but Baby Boomers have different ideas about where and how they want to age.
Smoke detectors connected to this gateway can fail to activate properly when significant environmental contaminants are present.
For life safety, establish and practice procedures for facility management, occupants, and first responders.
In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2016.
ASSA ABLOY hollow metal door brands Ceco Door, Curries, and Fleming now offer Forced Entry Bullet Resistant Assemblies (FEBR), designed to resist an intense, prolonged attack by one or more intruders.
This company — focused on spill containment, facility protection, and related concerns — introduces an exciting innovation to an unexciting product.
The company expands its portfolio of SRLs for fall protection with the introduction of the compact retractable Bantam6.
For its 2016 campaign, the company decided to take a creative yet informative approach, highlighting one particular technology — voice communication systems.
Beginning October 2016, facilities using ammonia systems can expect more frequent EPA inspections due to the Agency's new National Enforcement Initiatives.
To be considered "high performance," buildings must optimize across multiple attributes, including not only energy efficiency and sustainability, but also productivity, security and functionality.
Providing up to 120 minutes of fire resistance, this fire-rated toggle retention system also addresses aesthetics with its smooth surface appearance.
The CLSS-HC is the first of new specialist certifications for facility managers and others responsible for ensuring safety at their facilities.
Facility managers use CORRinSITE from AGF to monitor corrosion problems in fire protection systems.
These low level vertical lifts require no batteries, hydraulics, oil, or controls.
This webinar video addresses decision-making during an emergency using the Boyd Cycle or Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) Loop, which apply to any hazard in any environment.
Communication should be the impetus for an appropriate response during a security related event.
In the U.S., the scope of seismic activity may be widening.
This article features six products that aid in life safety.
When disaster hits a facility, it can be devastating, but with intensive planning an organization can get back on its feet.
The ability of occupants to comprehend in-building mass notification messages is a crucial requirement for facility life safety systems.
Suitable for interior and exterior applications, this product enables facility managers to achieve safety goals and requirements without sacrificing aesthetics.
This three-phase centralized emergency lighting inverter is self-testing, self-diagnostic, and meets stringent design and performance specifications.
Can you tell me what the general requirements or accepted practices are for locating evac plans?
CoreFirst LLC has introduced a proprietary seismic upgrade retrofit system. Modular, steel constructed, “cartridge” style safe zones are installed into existing buildings to upgrade the ability of these structures to withstand a seismic event.
Directional sound is the latest life safety technology to be added to the disaster planning toolbox.
To help reduce earthquake risk for buildings, Arup provides damage mitigation through advanced “beyond code” techniques.
MSDS management is the most important aspect of this life safety issue.
The red color and distinctive shape of this AED case helps people find it quickly during a cardiac emergency.
Ashbury International Group, Inc. offers kits containing a three or more day supply of provisions during an emergency or disaster event.
This article on fire safety measures comes from the director of training and technical support for ServiceMaster Clean.
System Sensor has developed an online tool to help building professionals stay current on codes and legislation related to carbon monoxide detectors.
President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation in 1920.