Fire Watch - Cameras Instead of Personnel
Can a fire watch be established solely with cameras?
The Joint Commission would not allow cameras to be used instead of on-site fire watches performed by personnel. Cameras can be used as a supplement to fire watches by personnel, but not as a sole substitute. Cameras cannot replace human smell and hearing senses, and sight scanning and focusing abilities to identify smoldering, fire and smoke development in their early stages.
Last updated on February 22, 2018
Manual: Hospital and Hospital Clinics
Chapter: Life Safety LS