PA-ASE 4 - Facility Maintenance*
All facilities in which the agency operates are properly maintained through:
related PA-RPM 2.02
Interpretation: “Emergency maintenance issues” include: overflowing toilets, flooded basements, defective heating systems, and other situations that can damage property, pose a threat to clients, or interfere with service delivery.
Interpretation: “Hazardous conditions” include: uncovered electrical outlets, improper storage of cleaning supplies and other hazardous materials, unsecured floor coverings or equipment, walk-in freezers or refrigerators that do not open from the inside, stairs without handrails, harmful water temperatures, inadequate lighting, ventilation and temperature, unscreened areas or unmarked glass doors, and unsafe use of electrical appliances and objects, such as hair dryers, space heaters, and radios or toys that are used by children or others who may be vulnerable.
Interpretation: The monthly review is typically a facility walk-through with a check list to verify that systems are functional, fire extinguishers are charged, etc.
Interpretation: Some or all of the above activities may be conducted by the landlord if the agency is a tenant in all its facilities. In such instances, the agency must be able to demonstrate that it monitors and documents the completion of elements (a) through (f) to provide a safe environment for people to work and receive services.
Note: Please see Checklist: Facility Observation in the Tools Index for additional assistance with this standard.
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