Home Preschool/Daycare Safety Inspection

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Location and Exits

  • Daycare units shall not be located above the second story.
  • Two means of egress must be provided if located in a basement or on the second level, one of which shall discharge directly to the outside.
  • Clients under the age of two shall not be located above or below the first story unless;
    • There is a direct exit to the outside and it complies with IFC Section 1009, Section 1010 or Section 1023.
    • Unit is located in split entry or split level type home in which stairs to the lower level and upper level are equal or nearly equal.
  • Rooms used for sleeping or napping shall have at least one window (minimum 24 inches high by 20 inches wide) or a door approved for emergency escape.
  • Exit door must be able to be opened from the inside without a key or special knowledge and minimum effort.
  • All designated exits and exit ways must remain clear and unobstructed at all times.
  • Exit doors must open fully with minimum effort.

Fire Extinguishers

  • Fire extinguishers are to be located on each floor occupied by clients.
  • Fire extinguisher must be in a cabinet or mounted at a maximum height above the floor as indicated in the IFC.
  • Fire extinguisher must be unobstructed at all times or signs are needed to indicate location of fire extinguisher.
  • The proper type (rating and size) must be provided, minimum 2A 10BC or as indicated in IFC 906.3 and IFC 10.
  • Fire extinguisher must be inspected and certified annually or after use.

Fire Prevention

  • Smoke detectors maintained in good operating condition on each level occupied by clients.
  • Storage must be kept a minimum of 30 inches from electrical panels.
  • Combustible material shall not be stored in boiler rooms, electrical or mechanical equipment rooms.
  • Heating equipment in spaces occupied by children shall be provided with partitions, screens or other means to protect children from hot surfaces or open flames.


  • Extension cords must not be used as substitute for permanent wiring.
  • Extension cords and flexible cords must be used properly and not be subjected to physical or environmental damage.
  • Protective covers must be in place on all open boxes, outlets and panels.
  • All defective wiring, fixtures and appliances must be repaired or replaced.
  • Multi-plug adapters and strip plugs must be of approved type and used in approved manner.
  • Electrical control panels and room must be properly marked to indicate purpose.


  • Current Sandy City Business License for location and type of business.
  • Premises identification requires approved address or numbers.