Life Safety Assessment - Pendulum Risk
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Your Trusted Life Safety Assessment Partner.

During this one-day assessment, a Pendulum consultant evaluates multiple elements of the facility’s fire and life safety program. This includes assessing all aspects of the physical plant for physical hazards, reviewing written emergency procedures, and interviewing leadership staff and select staff members to assess their proficiency in emergency response procedures.

We Can Help Identify Life Safety Issues To Promote Regulatory Compliance.

What is a Life Safety Assessment?

The Life Safety Assessment is a comprehensive on–location service conducted by experienced fire and life safety consultants and is modeled after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Fire Safety Survey Report Code – Health Care form.


The Life Safety Assessment is a specialized service that can be utilized as part of the plan of correction process following a poor survey or to help a facility prepare for compliance and utilize Best Practices in advance of a survey.


The consultant produces a written report of findings to help the facility enhance its compliance practices. The report includes a narrative description of itemized findings, recommendations, and photographs (when applicable).

Our Service Highlights:

Our detailed survey process helps to identify compliance issues in advance of regulators’ visits and includes:

  • Plan of correction assistance
  • Adverse event assistance
  • Compliance with all applicable Life Safety Code regulations and Best Practices
  • Comprehensive focus on operational elements of fire and life safety within a facility, including:
    • Fire hazard identification
    • Means of egress compliance
    • Fire detection and suppression equipment
    • Emergency power
    • Required fire/smoke separation (compartmentalization)
    • Evacuation planning
    • Emergency procedures—written protocols, training, and drills
    • General housekeeping and storage practices
    • All applicable elements of the National Fire Protection Association
      (NFPA) 101® (Life Safety Code, 2012) and NFPA 99 (Health Care Facilities Code, 2012)
  • Focused life safety consulting—assistance with specific issues

What Our Clients Say

I give Pendulum my highest regard and have no hesitation in recommending them for your risk management program.

Managing Director at Insurance Company

Extremely thorough and they ask all the right questions. The loss control expert who reviewed this facility is to be commended for a superb job. It’s clear that Pendulum really understands these types of risks, as there are so few in the industry who truly do. Great job. Thank you.

Agency Owner

This was absolutely the best, most thorough risk management visit we’ve ever had.

Facility Administrator

Have questions? We’ve got answers.

What is a standard risk assessment process?

Depending on the services requested, the assessment process is customized to fit the need of the organization. The assessment may be risk- or compliance-oriented.


Some examples of the areas reviewed during the assessment process include:

  • Policies and procedures
  • Protocols and practices
  • Physical environment


Pendulum offers several varieties of assessments:

  • Professional liability risk
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Customer service
  • OIG compliance
  • HIPAA/HITECH compliance
  • Emergency operations
  • Security vulnerability
  • Life safety
  • OSHA
  • Cybersecurity


An organization can also choose a focused assessment that includes customized services to meet their needs in areas such as documentation, fall, skin integrity, elopement management, risk and quality programming, etc.

What can you expect from Pendulum Risk?

Pendulum offers more than 22 years of risk management consulting experience to assist organizations in minimizing liability risk and strengthening defensibility. We provide a wide range of risk management services and take pride in our ability to provide customized services to meet our client’s needs.


Our skilled risk control consultants have consulting expertise in a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical settings, allowing them to identify potential areas of risk and provide recommendations based on risk management strategies that have been identified through national claims and litigation activities.