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1. All buildings need regular maintenance. Periodically inspect roofs, interior ceilings and walls for leaks or weak spots. Windows or glass should be replaced as needed. Loose siding or boards should be repaired as needed.
2. All debris or refuse should be removed on a regular basis.
3. Any materials or supplies should be stored away from doorways or walkways. Keep emergency exit ways open.
4. Combustible materials or liquids (i.e. paint, gas, kerosene, cleaning solvents) should be stored away from any potential ignition hazard and kept in properly labeled containers.
5. Dispose of all flammable trash and debris immediately in an appropriate waste container. Paper towels and oily shop towels make excellent kindling; dispose of them right away. Secure waste containers so potential arsonists cannot gain access to them. If you wash oily coveralls and rags, allow them to air dry. Drying them in a dryer could cause a fire.
6. Fencing should be checked and repaired on a regular basis (at least once a month).
7. Machinery should be housed in an area distant from flammables or combustibles and cautiously used in areas frequented by people or animals.
8. Cobwebs and dust should be regularly removed from sources of heat and electricity, including lights, fans and receptacles.
9. All materials, supplies, and tools should be properly stored when not in use to prevent injuries.
10. Emergency medical supplies should be easily accessible and re-stocked as needed. Emergency numbers should be posted in each building and at all phones. Conspicuously post directions for dialing 911.
11. Grass and weeds should be mowed between and around buildings regularly.
12. All sidewalks, driveways, and walkways should be free of debris and in good repair. Redirect gutter down spouts so runoff water is directed away from walkways.
13. All trees surrounding buildings and electric wires should be pruned regularly to avoid possible losses.
14. Establish a routine maintenance and premises inspection program. Keep accurate and consistent records of all activities conducted.