Standard developed and updated regularly by the National Fire Protection Association that specifies construction and operational conditions to minimize fire hazards and provide a system of safety in case of fire.
A code written by the NFPA to ensure that building owners place equipment that will help to save lives in an emergency. For example: emergency lighting equipment meets Life Safety Code requirements by placing one footcandle of light on the "path of egress" or exit path in a building.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 101 for the safety of life in buildings. Adopted by reference by the Federal government as one condition for provider participation under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Adopted by reference by the Department in rules for nursing homes, FDDs and hospitals.
Standards of construction, protection and occupancy that are necessary to minimize danger to life from fire, smoke, fumes, and panic. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the Medicaid and Medicare programs require compliance with the code. The code is adopted and published by the National Fire Protection Association and is also known as the NFPA 101.
National codes have been developed to ensure that the proper design and safety are utilized when an access system is installed. Life safety codes are developed and documented by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Underwriter's Laboratory (UL), the National Electric Code (NEC) and the American Disability Act (ADA). Close Glossary Window
A collection of specifications and test methods relating to fire safety in buildings and structures compiled by the National Fire Protection Association.
The Life Safety Code is an American set of standards involving hazards to human life.