Firestopping IT Infrastructure in Healthcare Facilities
October 26th @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Firestopping is crucial in healthcare facilities, particularly because of the life safety, “defend-in-place” strategy to protect patients who cannot physically leave in case of an emergency. IT cabling along with increased demand from a network’s data handling capability can cause frequent changes to existing infrastructure within a facility that can negatively impact compliance. This course outlines pitfalls and solutions to common firestopping issues that can prove costly to the facility downstream when found during accrediting body inspections.
Learning Objective 1:
Define what firestopping is and the importance of passive fire protection in healthcare facilities.
Learning Objective 2:
Identify the key elements to balanced fire protection between the facility’s IT Department and Facility Maintenance Department.
Learning Objective 3:
Recognize where IT hardware upgrades have the greatest potential for firestop errors and life safety issues.
Learning Objective 4:
Identify solutions that can future-proof healthcare facilities for firestopping.