Alcohol based hand rub dispensers - Placement In Waiting Areas
What is the requirement regarding placement of alcohol-based hand rub dispensers in health care occupancies?
The Joint Commission allows the installation of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers in corridors and rooms provided the requirements of NFPA 101-2012, 18/188.8.131.52. Please note that there are eleven criteria that must be met. Additionally, there is an allowance to exclude one dispenser from the aggregate volume when located in a room, so caution should be taken when calculating volume where ABHR dispensers are located in a suite versus an individual room; that is, only one dispenser in a suite will be excluded from the aggregate volume limitations.
Last updated on March 13, 2018
Manual: Behavioral Health
Chapter: Life Safety LS