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I . L . S . M – Interim Life Safety Measures

What is it , and what is required ?

An I . L . S . M . is a method that Hospitals use to compensate for any life safety system that is impaired for any reason

Any project or work that impedes or disarms , deactivates or otherwise impairs any component of the fire alarm / suppression system for more than four hours

Fire Watch - the most basic form of ILSM is to conduct a Fire Watch during system down time

Why do we have ILSM ?

Because 60 % of Hospital fires are cause by construction !

The potential for catastrophic results from a fire in a hospital are far too great to risk !