According to the NFPA
, a health care business occupancy is an area where there are no overnight stays and where three or less individuals are cared for and rendered incapable of self-preservation at any given time by the virtue of their treatment. Once a building is considered to be a business occupancy the new Life Safety requirements for business occupancy will apply.
The Joint Commission has recommended that facilities create a Building Maintenance Program as a best practice measure to address these areas. Building Maintenance Programs created to address these areas and issues must be structured to meet the new and existing compliance standards. For a complete list of the new standards and their requirements visit The Joint Commission’s website
Barrier Compliance Services can assist your healthcare facility with identifying deficiencies in these areas prior to your next survey. Using a containment contractor like Barrier that provides assessments and utilizes highly trained and certified in-house employees for field installation and remediation, ensures your healthcare facility will receive quality service, as well as, insights that allow you to control your schedule, cost, and compliance.
Contact Barrier Compliance Services today at (913) 905-2695
to proactively identify deficiencies in your healthcare facility's business occupancy areas.