1. Structural Integrity:
Structural integrity refers to the ability of a structure or building to maintain its shape, form, and stability even under heavy loads, shocks, and other extreme conditions. During an inspection, structural integrity is examined through visual inspections of the walls and ceilings, as well as through tests that measure load-bearing capacity and other structural components.
2. Fire Safety:
Fire safety refers to the implementation of measures to reduce or prevent the risk of fire, as well as the ability to protect occupants from a potential fire hazard. The CO inspection checklist should include items that focus on ensuring adequate smoke alarms and sprinkler systems are present, as well as testing for any combustible materials in the building’s construction.
3. Electrical Wiring:
Electrical wiring is an essential part of any building’s infrastructure and requires regular inspections for safety compliance and proper functioning. During a CO inspection, electrical wiring should be inspected for conformity with local codes and standards by checking the number of outlets per room, looking for exposed wires, verifying GFCI protection, and testing the wiring with a continuity tester.
Plumbing is another key component of any building’s infrastructure that must be properly maintained in order to meet safety requirements. During a CO inspection, plumbing should be inspected for signs of corrosion or leaking pipes, as well as any other potential problems such as low water pressure or incorrect installation of fixtures.
5. Other Safety Issues:
The CO inspection checklist should also include items related to general safety within the building, such as ensuring there are no hazardous materials present, that all stairs have proper handrails and guardrails installed, and that any applicable codes and standards are being met. Additionally, fire exits should be checked to ensure they are adequately lit, clearly marked, and remain unobstructed.