Chapter 5: Facilities, Supplies, Equipment, and Environmental Health
5.1 Overall Requirements
5.1.6 Exterior Areas
Note to Reader: See Chapter 6 for Outdoor Play Area Requirements
188.8.131.52: Construction and Maintenance of Walkways
Inside and outside stairs, ramps, porches, and other walkways to the structure should be constructed for safe use as required by the local building code and should be kept in sound condition, well-lighted, and in good repair (1). Walkways must be cleared and maintained during inclement weather to prevent falls.
RATIONALEPrevention of slipping and tripping hazards is key to preventing injuries from falls.
TYPE OF FACILITYCenter, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS184.108.40.206 Drainage of Paved Surfaces
220.127.116.11 Walking Surfaces