FILE:  EBBF

 

SAFETY INSPECTIONS

 

 

Safety inspections are one of the principle means of locating accident causes.  They determine if done correctly, 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.  The primary function of inspections is to observe and correct unsafe acts and conditions.  The principal of the school will approve all inspections performed before the inspection form is sent to the Superintendent or designee.

 

The original premises inspection must be made utilizing the East Feliciana Parish School Board 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.  Items inspected include: housekeepĀ­ing, fire protection, security, hand tools, lift equipment, machine guarding, etc.  Hazards identified for which a repair or maintenance work is necessary shall be reported immediately to the Superintendent or designee.

 

Adopted:  October 5, 1999

 

 

Ref:   La. Rev. Stat. Ann. Ā§17:81

Board minutes, 10-5-99

 

East Feliciana Parish School Board