Life Safety Risk Assessment: What is it and What is Required

The purpose of Life Safety Risk Assessments is to identify and manage all risks associated with maintaining a safe, functional, and supportive environment. The risk assessments focus on the building or space and the special features and equipment that are designed to protect patients, visitors and staff: safety and security, hazardous materials and waste, fire life safety, medical equipment, utilities, etc. Join us to learn more about the various types of assessments and their specific functions.

John L. Crowder Jr., PG, CHFM, CFPS

Mr. Crowder is involved in all phases of architectural consulting, plan development and compliance matters for healthcare projects throughout the United States. His extensive background in construction and facility management of healthcare facilities for over twenty-(20) years provides a solid understanding of design methods, code requirements and various regulations required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for facilities seeking deemed status. As an active Life Safety Surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Mr. Crowder maintains a thorough knowledge of the most current and updated code requirements through continual education and site surveys of numerous healthcare facilities in the United States. His expertise in translating operational requirements into optimal facility solutions and preparing facilities for upcoming deemed status surveys by accrediting agencies is vital to the successful operation of each consultation.

His resume of successful projects include new hospitals, surgery centers, medical office buildings, orthopaedic centers, outpatient surgery centers, ambulatory care facilities, retrofit of existing facilities and installation of various medical equipment and new technologies.