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The owner or manager of every facility classified as a Group A occupancy with an occupant load greater than 300, as determined in accordance with Title 14B, shall appoint a person employed in the facility as safety warden, and an alternate safety warden. The safety warden and alternate safety warden shall be in addition to any fireguard or fireguards required under this chapter.
The safety warden shall conduct a safety review of the premises on a weekly basis to identify safety hazards that are readily recognizable and easily corrected, such as nonfunctioning lights; improper use or storage of cleaning materials and combustible materials; obstruction of stairwells, corridors and exits; accumulation of dirt and debris; and use of fire closets, elevators, and mechanical or electrical areas for storage space. The safety warden shall record the results of the weekly safety review in a ledger, which shall be available for inspection by personnel of the fire department and department of buildings at all reasonable times. No later than April 30th, August 31st and December 31st of each year, the safety warden shall certify to the fire commissioner, on forms supplied by the fire commissioner, compliance with the review and recording requirements of this section since the last periodic report. The owner or manager of the assembly unit shall notify the fire department and department of buildings of the names of the safety warden and alternate safety warden. Any person who violates any provision of this section or who falsifies an entry in a ledger or certification required under this section, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $200.00.
The fire commissioner and the buildings commissioner may jointly issue regulations for the administration and implementation of this section.
(Added Coun. J. 7-14-93, p. 35320; Amend Coun. J. 5-18-16, p. 24131, § 62; Amend Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029, Art. VIII, § 8)