Meeting Place Inspection Checklist - Boy Scouts of America

Meeting Place Inspection Checklist - Boy Scouts of America

MEETING PLACE INSPECTION Checklist For Packs, Troops, Teams, and Crews Unit No._ ________________________ Meeting night_____________________ Name of ...

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MEETING PLACE INSPECTION Checklist For Packs, Troops, Teams, and Crews

Unit No._ ________________________ Meeting night_____________________ Name of organization_ ______________ ________________________________ Location_________________________ ________________________________ District___________________________

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

NOTE TO INSPECTORS: A responsibility of the unit’s chartered organization is to provide adequate meeting facilities. Unit committee members should make the inspection. Findings should be shared with the head of the institution, and plans should be made to correct hazards if any are found.

THE BUILDING Name _ ________________________________

Address _ __________________________________________________________

Construction:   frame ■   brick ■   metal ■   other_ __________________________________________________________________ Type of roofing:

shake ■

composition ■

Type of heating plant:

gas ■

Meeting room location:

basement ■

oil ■

metal ■ wood ■

electric ■

ground ■

Telephone location:______________________

other ___________________________________________ other ________________________________________

above first floor ■

Accessible yes ■ no ■

Emergency numbers posted yes ■ no ■

THE ROOM YES

NO

______

_ _____

YES Large enough?

NO

_______ ______ Adequate lighting?

______

_ _____

Well heated? (between 62°F and 70°F)

_______ ______ Hand-washing facility?

______

_ _____

Well ventilated?

_______ ______ Clean toilet facility?

______

_ _____

Dry?

_______ ______ Sanitary drinking facility?

______

_ _____

Clean?

_______ ______ Emergency flashlights on hand? _______ ______ First-aid kits on hand?

______

_ _____

Windows in good condition?

______

_ _____

Floor in good condition?

EXITS YES

NO

______

_ _____

YES Two or more emergency exits available?

NO

_______ ______ Exit signs installed?

______

_ _____

Unlocked and easily accessible?

_______ ______ Exit signs lighted?

______

_ _____

Sufficiently far apart?

_______ ______ All doors swing out?

______

_ _____

Crash bar on doors?

IF ROOM IS ABOVE FIRST FLOOR: YES

NO

______

_ _____

Close to stairs (less than 100 feet)?

_______ ______ Carpet or treads secure?

YES

NO

______

_ _____

Doors and stairs unobstructed, litter free?

_______ ______ Stairway enclosed?

______

_ _____

Stairs in good repair?

_______ ______ Enclosures fitted with fire doors?

______

_ _____

Stair handrail provided?

_______ ______ Outside fire escape installed?

______

_ _____

Stairway lighted?

_______ ______ Fire escape in good repair?

______

_ _____

Stairs wide enough for two persons?

_______ ______ Fire escape used for fire drills?

FIRE PROTECTION YES NO ______ ______ Portable extinguisher available and properly located? Extinguisher is suitable for the following types of fires:

YES NO ______ ______ Heating system inspected within a year? ______ ______ Walls, ceilings, floors protected from stoves or pipes overheating? ______ ______ Open fireplaces protected by screens?

______ ______ A. Ordinary combustibles ______ ______ B. Flammable liquids

______ ______ Electric wiring, switches, extension cords in good repair?

______ ______ C. Electrical equipment ______ ______ Extinguisher ready for use? (should be tagged to show inspection within one year) ______ ______ Any hazard from rubbish or flammable ­material?

______ ______ Accessible telephone in building? ______ ______ Fire department number posted?

______ ______ Any hazard from oily rags or mops? (spontaneous combustion)

______ ______ Location of nearest fire alarm known to all members?

______ ______ Smoke alarm system installed and tested?

______ ______ Alarm procedure taught to members?

FIRE DRILL YES

NO

YES

NO

______ ______ Has the unit an organization plan for conducting fire drills?

______ ______ Are members able to evacuate building if filled with smoke or if lights go out?

______ ______ Is a fire plan posted on the unit bulletin board?

______ ______ Do training drills include use of alternate exits?

______ ______ Are fire evacuation drills practiced frequently?

______ ______ Are members trained in home firesafety plan and exit drill?

______ ______ Was a drill demonstrated or taught to members at inspection time?

RECOMMENDATIONS Write your detailed recommendations below (or on a separate sheet attached to this report.) Please note any other conditions which are hazardous to health, personal safety, or firesafety. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ INSPECTORS’ SIGNATURES

_________________________________ ___________________________________



_________________________________ ___________________________________

Date of inspection_ _________________ Unit leader in attendance_ _______________________________________________



name

CHARTERED ORGANIZATION RECORD Did the chartered organization representative participate in the inspection? Yes ■ No ■ Report reviewed by: ___________________________________ ____________________________________ ___________________________________

chartered organization representative

head of organization

unit committee

Action taken:_ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6140 2008 Boy Scouts of America