Conduct a survey of existing floor level identification & conditions.
Develop revised floor level designations.
Determine what needs to be changed in the sign program, elevator cars, elevator
lobbies, stairwell signs, directories, automatic alarm annunciators, building
Coordinate with facility manager, engineering, dietary, information management,
safety & nursing. It is also important to advise the local Fire and Police
Departments of this change in the facility.
Develop documentation necessary to implement the change. This will involve
changes to both the elevators and the sign program at the same time.
Arrange for implementation through typical procedures.
Alert all staff, prior to the conversion, via email and general posting throughout
the facility. Include actual conversion dates and names of individuals that anyone
may contact that may have questions.
Preferable during the completion of a renovation or remodeling project or as part
of the completion of a new construction project.
Schedule the installation and change over during a weekend or holiday period.
Install the entire program at one time to avoid confusion.
Create a translation sheet that has "old" and "new" level names. Widely
distribute this information, and the date of change, to staff with plenty of time
before the change.
After converting to the new level designations, in the elevator lobbies, display a
paper copy of the old vs. new for several weeks as staff & patients adjust to the