Life Safety Code Basics

Life Safety Code Basics 

As a staff member of a nursing facility, it is important for you to understand what these basic requirements are as well as your role in ensuring your facility maintains compliance. This course will help you understand and comply with these life safety requirements. In this course, you will learn about the 2012 Life Safety Code and the required steps you and your facility must take to prevent fires and other safety hazards as outlined in the code.


Hours: 0.75


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.70 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

0.75 HOURS

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-LSCB
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe the purpose of the Life Safety Code.
Give an example of a safety hazard in a facility.
List steps to take to prevent hazards.

Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: A Safe Facility
A. Meet Danielle
B. Life Safety Code Basics
C. Ensuring Compliance
D. Physical Structure
E. Meet Sarah
F. Smoke Detection and Sprinkler Systems
G. Meet Josh
H. A Homelike Environment
I. Resident Smoking
J. Electrical Safety
K. Backup Power
L. Lighting
M. Meet Sandra
N. Hazardous Materials
O. Alcohol-Based Hand Rubs
P. Hazardous Areas
Q. Water Temperature
R. Use of Maintenance and Equipment
S. Oxygen
T. Review
Section 3: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributor
C. References
D. Congratulations

Instructor: Adrienne Johnson, MS
Ms. Johnson received her MS in Gerontology with a concentration in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University and holds a BS in Sociology from the University of Connecticut. She is a former licensed nursing-home administrator in Virginia and has worked in various aging-related positions throughout her career. SeniorNavigator is a statewide nonprofit organization that supports those struggling to find help with senior care in Virginia. Disclosure: Adrienne Johnson, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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