Inspection of Premises

Regular inspection of premises, equipment, work methods and practices are a direct responsibility of the departments within the Faculty/Division. In relation to this, the Joint Occupational Health & Safety (JOHS) Committee has a contributory responsibility to determine that regular inspections are done.

REGULAR INSPECTIONS

Regular inspections will be arranged in each work area by the Health & Safety Coordinator. These inspections will be done at least once a month in the following areas:

KELOWNA CAMPUS

  • Vocational and Trades shops, Vocational compound area, Cafeteria, Fine Arts, Science Labs, Chemical Storage, Stores, Shipping, Receiving
  • Maintenance and custodial areas

SALMON ARM CAMPUS

  • Chemical Storage
  • Science Labs
  • Maintenance and custodial areas

VERNON CAMPUS

  • Chemical Storage, Science Labs
  • Maintenance and custodial areas

PENTICTON CAMPUS

  • Chemical Storage, Science Labs
  • Maintenance and custodial areas

In addition to regular inspections, each employee is responsible for continuous evaluation of their work area or area of responsibility. Any concerns should be reported to the Faculty/Divisional Dean/Director/Manager.

The Faculty/Divisional Dean/Director/Manager will ensure that corrective action is taken and feedback is provided to the relevant area and to the Safety Committee.

Special supplementary inspections may be required on occasion when equipment such as a vehicle is purchased. Reports of these inspections will be made on the standard form.

FULL CAMPUS INSPECTIONS

A complete inspection of all places of employment including all buildings, grounds, excavations, tools, equipment, machinery and work methods and practices should be conducted by the Manager, OHS Operations and Training together with members of the JOHS Committee for that campus on an annual basis.

  • Kelowna
  • Penticton
  • Salmon Arm
  • Vernon
  • Procedures for Safety Inspections are included in Schedule A, page 28.

    SATELLITE FACILITIES

    Semi-annual inspections of satellite facilities should be conducted by the Manager, OHS Operations and Training, with emphasis on electrical, storage and general housekeeping regarding fire hazards.

    • Oliver
    • Revelstoke
    • Summerland
    • Kelowna Airport
    • Vernon Airport