Thursday, July 5, 2018

Bleacher Safety Act - Fact Sheet and Reporting Update

Did you know that all Bleachers in MN that are over 55” in height, or have guardrails over 30 inches in height are required to be inspected and certified as in compliance with the Bleacher Safety Act? If not don’t worry, we outlined the requirements in a previous blog which you can read here. You can also read about it in Section VII-J of our Park and Recreation Loss Control Memo.

So why are we talking about it again?

In their push to make information more accessible the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) recently created and released a Fact Sheet outlining the requirements for bleacher safety.
Additionally, there has been a change in the reporting regarding the periodic inspections/re-certification that are required to be performed every 5 years. You no longer need to submit these forms to DLI, but rather retain them for your records and make them available upon request.

By: Cody Tuttle

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