BUILDING AND GROUNDS SAFETY INSPECTIONS
Safety inspections are one of the primary means of locating accident causes. They determine the safeguards necessary to remove hazards from the workplace. As such, inspections are valuable in controlling accidents.
Inspections are not conducted to find out what is wrong, but conducted to be helpful and bring the operations up to acceptable standards resulting in a safer work environment.
Physical premises safety inspections must be done by the department supervisor, principal, or designated person appointed by the principal on a monthly basis in accordance with the Board’s Buildings and Grounds Safety Self-Inspection Program. Additional inspections may be done by outside third parties contracted by the School Board. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall conduct inspections annually or as deemed necessary. Their primary function is to observe and correct unsafe acts and conditions. The principal of the school shall sign for approval on all inspections before the form is sent to the Superintendent or designee.
Premises inspection must be made utilizing the School Board’s self-inspection checklist with corrective action taken as indicated. Other inspections must be conducted in target areas, i.e., high frequency areas, areas subject to heavy public exposure, etc. Suggested items inspected should include: housekeeping, fire protection, security, hand tools, lift equipment, machine guarding, etc.
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 40:1578.6
Bossier Parish School Board