Bleacher Inspection Rules and Requirements

July 1, 2015

Outdated and damaged bleachers put your students in danger of injury and your school at risk for potential accident liability. To help keep bleachers regulated and well-maintained, every state has rules and requirements in place in to make sure they remain up to code and are inspected and repaired when necessary. For example, we’ll take a deeper look into the bleacher inspection regulations put forth by the New York State Department of Education.

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NYSED.gov explains how “the goal of regularly scheduled inspections is to identify those items needing maintenance and/or replacement so that the bleachers can be maintained in ‘as new’ a condition as possible.” To help keep school administrators on track, they’ve also outlined the following bleacher care and safety guidelines:

  • Inspect your bleachers for damage at least twice a year
  • Place inspection stickers indicating the date of last inspection on all bleachers
  • Open and close bleachers evenly and keep them fully extended when open
  • Only trained maintenance personnel should operate bleachers
  • Never allow students to operate bleachers or to climb on retracted bleachers
  • Install all bleacher guardrails and follow the manufacturer’s instructions

At Nickerson Corporation we are committed to upholding the bleacher inspection regulations as enforced by each state’s department of education, and ensuring the safety of students in New York, New Jersey and the surrounding areas. We proudly offer safety inspections, factory certified part replacements, yearly maintenance contracts and more.

We encourage you to take advantage of summer break and get your bleachers inspected and in shape before the new school year begins. for more information call 631-666-3150 or check our our bleacher repair website.