Church - Premises Inspection Checklist
Fire drills conducted
once per year during church service,
or a deacons meeting on a weeknight and conduct a fire drill. Fire
alarm tested during drills. Fire extinguishers have yearly maintenance
performed by a licensed technician.
Church personnel conduct a monthly
visual inspection of each extinguisher for adequate pressure. Combustibles kept to a minimum. Mechanical and furnace rooms free of
combustible storage. Flammables
stored in a separate building from
the church building. Flammables
kept away from open flame, hot surfaces and electrical exposure. Illuminated exit signs provided and maintained. Locking and chain devices
specifically prohibited for use on any
door equipped with panic hardware.
Large trash containers equipped with
top lids. Oily rags and mops
stored in approved metal containers.
Compressed gas cylinders properly
secured. Exit doors open in the direction of travel. Building evacuation
plans posted. Fire doors in boiler and
furnace rooms are self
latched. Capacity signs posted in
meeting rooms. Panic hardware on
main doors. Corridors, exits and
stairs not used for storage.
Corded microphones are not
used in or near the baptismal tank. Microphones restricted to wireless only. Stairs and
walking surfaces are coated with a proper adhesive to prevent slippery conditions. The tank is
filled the day before the baptism. (Under no
circumstances should you rely only on automatic shutoff devices and leave the church
premises before the water has been turned off.)
The heater turned off and the tank is emptied
immediately after church service. The door
leading to the baptismal tank is kept locked
when the tank is not in use. Handrails on the
stairs up to and down into the tanks.
Walking and Working Surfaces:
height of stair steps. All stairs equipped with
properly secured handrails. Top rails and mid
rails on open sides of stairs and porches. Mid
rails and toe boards for overhead storage.
Floors free of tripping hazards and slippery surfaces. Carpets free of tears and wrinkles. Floor
openings are equipped with railings. Full length
glass doors and windows properly marked with
Mechanical, Electrical, and Air-Conditioning Systems:
Inspected and serviced on an annual basis by a professional tech-
nician. Boilers inspected and insured.
All drivers, staff and volun-
teers, have good driving records and are known
for their safe driving habits. Transportation of
adults and youth in the back of open pickups or
trucks is prohibited. Seatbelts fastened. (This
implies adhering to the seating capacity of the
Each activity has adult su-
pervisors who are certified in first aid.
First aid kits located in the church facility.
Windows at floor level
equipped with latches and screens. Safe
combination is changed on a periodic
basis or whenever a major change in
personnel occurs. Locks are rekeyed
on a periodic basis. Records are maintained of church members with keys.
Fences in good condition.
received before entering into any contracts.
Leasing Church Facilities:
Prior approval from the Conference. Renting or
leasing party signs a rental or lease
agreement approved by Conference and
attorney. The renting or leasing party
provides a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the Conference as an ad-
Church has an active
finance committee that meets each
month. Cash is not kept on the premises. Deposits made as soon as possible
after monies have been received. The
appearance of repetition in the procedure of depositing funds is avoided
(deposits at different times of day,
etc.). The Church monies are not kept
in the treasurer’s or a member’s home.
Verification of money count by a second