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September 20, 2022 School Board Meeting
Title
Annual Comprehensive Occupational-Safety Inspection Report
Meeting Date(s)
Information - 09/20/2022
Consent Type
Discussion

Certified Fire Safety Inspectors of the Brevard Public School (BPS) Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) performed an unannounced annual inspection of each educational facility in the District. The EH&S Department routinely works directly with the School Principal (& Site Director), the Facilities Maintenance Department and the Facilities Planning/Projects Department to prioritize repair and modifications of discovered occupational-type safety deficiencies. Deficiencies noted at each site are re-inspected.  

BPS uses the following Statutes, Administrative Codes and Industry Standards to establish a process for conducting annual comprehensive fire safety, casualty safety and sanitation inspections of each existing BPS facility.

        Florida Statute 1013.12 - Casualty, Sanitation and Fire Safety Standards and Inspection of Property

        Florida Administrative Code 69A-58 - Fire Safety in Educational Facilities

        National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Prevention Code 1 and Fire Safety Code 101.

Local/municipal fire officials were invited to assist our trained/certified fire safety inspectors during the fire safety portion of the inspection process for all school and ancillary sites.  Where the local fire department declines to participate in an inspection, a copy of the completed inspection report was provided to them.  The Principal for each school as well as a BPS Fire/Safety Inspector signed the original copy of each school's inspection report.  An electronic copy of each report (reflecting deficiencies known at the time of inspection) is attached.  

A copy of the fire safety portion of the BPS reports were submitted to the State Fire Marshal's Office as required by FAC 69A-58.

Recommendation

Accept the 2021-2022 Comprehensive Fire Safety, Casualty Safety, and Sanitation Inspection Report for all Brevard Public Schools.

Authority for Action
Florida Statute 1013.12
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No
Source of Funding
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
                 
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Jim Powers EH&S/Code Compliance Director 321-633-3580 x 13074
Attachments
BPS 2021-22 Occupational Safety Insp Rpt..pdf
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