Life Safety Code Assessments

The Life Safety Code Assessment (LSCA – formerly the Statement of Conditions or SOC) is completed to ensure that the building and its fire protection features will ensure the protection of the lives of patients and facility staff during a fire event.

The Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) is a system of measuring that compares the level of safety provided by an arrangement of safeguards that differ from those specified in NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, to the level of safety provided in a building that conforms exactly with the details of the Code. A validation is needed to ensure the values stated in the FSES still provide a valid correlation to the requirements contained in NFPA 101A, Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety Code.