15A NCAC 18A .1024       CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS

All camp buildings shall be of sound construction, shall comply with the North Carolina Building Code, Volume I, II, shall be kept clean and in good repair and shall comply with the following specific requirements:

(1)           All floors shall be of such materials and so constructed as to be easily cleanable, shall be kept free of obstacles to cleaning and shall be kept clean and in good repair.  The floor area shall be sufficient to accommodate all necessary operations.  Floors in the rooms used for the handling, storage, and preparation of food; rooms in which utensils are washed; walk‑in refrigerators; dressing or locker rooms; laundry rooms; and toilet rooms shall be of nonabsorbent materials such as concrete, terrazzo, tile, durable grades of linoleum or plastic, or equal, provided that floors in non‑refrigerated dry storage areas need not be nonabsorbent.  In all rooms in which water is routinely discharged to the floor, or in which floors are subjected to flooding‑type cleaning, floors shall be concrete, terrazzo, tile or equal, shall slope to drain, and be provided with floor drains.

(2)           The walls of all rooms shall be kept clean and in good repair.  All walls and ceilings in rooms used for the handling, storage and preparation of food; rooms in which utensils or equipment are washed; dressing or locker rooms; toilet rooms and bath rooms shall be easily cleanable and light colored; and walls shall have washable surfaces to the highest level reached by splash or spray in rooms or areas where such occur.

(3)           All rooms and areas shall be well lighted and ventilated, by natural or artificial means, which shall be effective under actual use conditions.  Lighting fixtures and ventilating equipment shall be kept clean and in good repair.  Ventilation systems shall comply with the North Carolina Building Code, Volume III, and vents to the outside air shall discharge in such a manner as not to create a nuisance.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑248;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990.