Business owners should ensure that routine inspections of work areas are conducted and the results documented.
This “Client Handout” provides small business owners a means of identifying potential problem areas that may occur within their facilities. Any question answered “No” should be thoroughly investigated and corrective actions taken.
|Are walking surfaces clean, clear of debris, and dry?|
|Are stairs, steps, handrails, and landings in good condition?|
|Is area lighting adequate?|
|Is general housekeeping acceptable and storage neat and orderly?|
|Is furniture in a good state of repair?|
|Are exits properly identified and lighted?|
|Are exit paths clear?|
|Are exit doors operable and equipped with panic hardware?|
|Is emergency lighting operable?|
|Does the fire alarm system work?|
|Has the fire alarm system been inspected and tested?|
|Are evacuation floor plans posted?|
|Are emergency phone numbers posted in conspicuous areas throughout the building?|
|Are “Do Not Use Elevator in Fire Emergency” signs posted and legible?|
|Are boilers and hot water heaters serviced regularly?|
|Are state inspection certificates on file and current for boilers?|
|Is a preventive maintenance service contract in effect on heating/air conditioning equipment?|
|Are elevator inspection certificates posted and a service contract in effect?|
|Is the parking area well-maintained and properly illuminated?|
|Are exterior walkways in good physical condition?|
|Are walkways, roads, and parking lots kept clear of ice, snow, and other debris?|
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