Life Safety Evaluations

The purpose of Life Safety Evaluation (LSE) inspections is to provide the building owners and facility managers with an assessment of a building’s level of safety provided by the existing building features and targets improving the life safety characteristics of the existing building. The following are the assessment areas outlined in NFPA 101 Life Safety Code:

A. Nature of the events and the participants and attendees

B. Access and egress movement including crowd density problems

C. Medical emergencies

D. Fire hazards

E. Permanent and temporary structural systems

F. Severe weather conditions

G. Earthquakes

H. Civil or other disturbances

I. Hazardous materials incidents within and near the facility

J. Relationships among facility management, event participants, emergency response agencies, and others having a role in the events accommodated in the facility.