Add a Lesson Learned

Work around sprinkler systems and other live systems

Facility name: Los Robles Hospital And Medical Center

Project name: LOSROB-042017P2-Imaging Relocation
Location: THOUSAND OAKS, CA
Project classification: Hospital – Horizontal Expansion
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 3055500036
Lesson Learned number: 61
Impact: Schedule, Quality


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Working in extremely tight spaces next to live systems, hit Fire Sprinkler head and set system off. This was 100% avoidable.

When contractor is knowingly working in congested spaces around many live systems such as fire sprinkler systems for a period of time, it’s better to request the facility to shutdown the fire sprinkler system to account for the human error and risk of hitting a sprinkler head.


Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Coordinate with facilities to isolate and shutdown fire sprinkler system and go under fire watch.  When contractor is knowingly working in congested spaces around many live systems such as fire sprinkler systems for a period of time, it’s better to request the facility to shutdown the fire sprinkler system to account for the human error and risk of hitting a sprinkler head.


Actions Taken / Current Status

Per Process Improvement Memorandum #1 (see attached), follow best practices for prevention of jobsite incidents.


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File 1:
48660ProcessImprovementMemoNo1_JobsiteIncidentsPrevention_5_7_19.pdf

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