Building Inspection Checklist
BUILDING INSPECTION CHECKLIST Location: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Is the building address or identification clearly visible? Are exterior lights in working order? Are periodic inspections conducted and documented? Is an unobstructed access road to the building provided? Are the exits onto public streets free from visibility obstructions? Are trees and shrubs pruned and documented? Are roots pruned and documented? Are all building sides accessible to emergency equipment? Are fire hydrants accessible? Exterior:
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Interior: No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 10. Are sprinkler/standpipe connections accessible? 11. Are sprinkler/standpipe connections clearly marked? 12. Are landscape sprinklers at least 6 inches from walkways or pathways? 13. Does the building appear to be in good repair? 14. Is building free from signs of vandalism? 15.
Are exterior walls free from cracks or other damages? 16. Are windows free from cracks or broken panes? 17. Has vegetation been cut back from the building? 18. Are turf areas inspected for holes, exposed roots, etc. and documented? 19. Are paved surfaces inspected and repaired (i. e. , lifts, cracks, etc. )? 20. Are combustible materials stored away from the building? 21. Is the building free from signs of exterior damage? 22. Are stairs, landings and handrails in good repair and fastened securely? (inspect the bottom of each step) 23.
Are facilities periodically inspected and documented? 24. Are all sewer clean out caps in place? 25. Are all irrigation covers in place? 26. Are housing authority owned light post bases free of rust and/or deterioration? 27. Do entrance doors close slowly to avoid hazards to fingers? 28. Are utility/cable boxes marked “Keep Off”? Electrical System: Building Inspection Checklist Page 2 29. Are all electrical panels secured? 30. Is a 3′ clearance provided around all electrical panels? 31. Are all electrical rooms free from combustible storage? 32.
Are all electrical panels cool to the touch? 33. Are all electrical panels free from evidence of burning? 34. Have all electrical circuits been identified? 35. Are all electrical switches and receptacles in good repair? 36. Has the use of extension cords been discontinued? 37. Have Ground Fault Interrupter’s been provided on circuits in proximity to water? 38. Is there a “lock-out” procedure in place? Heating System: 39. Is a 3′ clearance provided around all heating equipment? 40. Are furnace/boiler rooms kept locked? 41. Are furnace/boiler rooms free from combustible storage? 2. Are residents reminded to keep combustibles away from heaters? Smoking: 43. Is smoking prohibited in the building common areas? 44. Are designated smoking areas properly identified? 45. Are non-combustible receptacles provided in smoking areas? 46. Are smoking materials disposed of properly? Housekeeping: 47. Is trash removed from the building daily? 48. Is storage restricted to designated areas? 49. Is storage neatly arranged and secured from rolling away? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes No No No N/A N/A Building Inspection Checklist Page 3 Private Protection: 50. Is building equipped with an automatic sprinkler system? 51. Is the main sprinkler control valve accessible? 52. Are all valves supplying water or air to the system open? 53. Is system operation monitored by an alarm company? 54. Is valve operation monitored by an alarm company? 55. Is the sprinkler system tested on a quarterly basis and documented? 56. Are spare sprinkler heads available in the building? 7. Is the building equipped with a fire detection system? 58. Does the system protect the entire building? 59. Does the system provide an alarm signal in the building? 60. Is system tested on a monthly basis and documented? 61. Is the main alarm panel in normal operating condition? 62. Are portable fire extinguishers provided? 63. Are all extinguishers inspected on a monthly basis and documented? 64. Do all extinguishers have a current inspection tag? Emergency Evacuation: 65. Are all exits and travel paths identified with illuminated “EXIT” signs? 66.
Are travel paths leading to exits free of obstructions? 67. Are exits unlocked and operational? 68. Are working emergency lights provided in the building? 69. Are emergency lights tested periodically and documented? 70. Are evacuation diagrams posted throughout the building? Miscellaneous: 71. Has flammable storage been limited to designated areas? 72. Is all cooking equipment protected by extinguishing systems? 73. Is cooking equipment clean? 74. Are filters inspected periodically and documented? 75. Are all computer areas free from combustible storage?
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Building Inspection Checklist Page 4 NOTIFY YOUR SUPERVISOR IF ANY QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED “NO” Inspected By: Date: The following items have been followed-up on. This has been accomplished by putting them on a work order: Item No. Work Order # Item No. Work Order # Item No. Work Order #