Loss Prevention Audit
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Loss Prevention Audit Presented To: Members of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity Delta Upsilon Housing Corporation Presented By: Blaine Davidson, VP Loss Prevention Date: February 11, 2004 Introduction: This report is designed to examine the Delta Upsilon Fraternity house and barn located at 32 Elliot St, Athens, OH. The report looks at possible hazard areas within and external to the house for the sake of avoiding potential injury to people visiting the fraternity house and potential liability to the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. The report identifies the danger areas and gives possible solutions to the problems. Exterior to the house: Cellar – Currently there is nothing to prevent a person from falling down the set of stairs leading to the basement door. There are places for hinges in the foundation of the cellar so it can be presumed that there were originally cellar doors to prevent such falling. Solutions: – Add a pair of doors which can be locked at the top of the steps leading down to the basement. This will serve two purposes; prevent someone from falling down the stairs and an added measure of security as there is currently no way to lock the existing basement door. Back Yard – There is no source of illumination for the back yard of the house. Solutions: – Install a motion detector safety light. This will serve to illuminate the back yard and help prevent the possibility of someone tripping or falling and to help deter would be burglars from trying to come into the house. Side Walk and Walkways - There are snow shovels available at the house to help in the removal of snow, however there is no salt to help prevent the formation of ice and melt already formed ice. Solutions: – Purchase Side Walk salt to help prevent ice from accumulating on the side walk and walkways. - Purchase a flat blade hoe. Side Walk Salt is only effective when the temperature is approximately 20+ degrees Fahrenheit. A flat bladed hoe could be used to break up and remove ice that the snow shovel could not and ice that has formed because the temperature is below 20 degrees . West Side of the House – There are sewer pipes exposed on the west side of the house which people could easily trip on. Solutions: - Cover the pipes with dirt and grade the yard so that people will be less likely to trip when walking through that portion of the property. -Install a gate at both corners of the house which would prevent people from walking through this portion of the property. Inside the House: Back Door Exit Sign – There is no sign designating the back door as an exit Solutions: - Install an illuminated exit sign above the back door designating it as an exit for people in the posterior of the house when an emergency strikes. Barn: Exit Signs – As a place of congregation the barn should be equipped with exit signs designating proper places to exit the barn. Solutions: -Install exit signs designating both doors as exits and a sign on the second floor pointing to the exits located on the ground floor. Fire Extinguisher – The barn should be equipped with at least one fire extinguisher in case of a fire. Solutions: -Install a fire extinguisher in the second floor of the barn where a fire would be most likely to break out because of all of the electrical cords and wiring.