Hospital Inspections - fire protection engineering:
There are a number of sections in NFPA101 that deal with health care premises, some for existing buildings and some for new buildings. Buildings where the occupants sleep in the hospital are dealt with separately from buildings where the patients are 'out- patients' and do not sleep in the building. Also, there is NFPA99 Health Care Facilities Code which deals with the fire safety aspects of building facilities such as:
Gas vacuum systems
IT and communications systems
Air conditioning systems
Electrical equipment Gas equipment Emergency management Security management Fire protection features
The most significant fire safety aspect of hospitals is the fact that many of the occupants are unable to evacuate from a fire area without assistance. Also, these occupants often have life saving care equipment surrounding them that has to travel with them.