Life & House Safety

Life & House Safety

An area of Harm Reduction with great importance and impact is life and house safety. In a chapter facility, where brothers live, sleep, do business, and conduct events, there is an inherent and constant risk for potential harm. Much like for an event, or in mitigating activities and behaviors at the chapter level that pose risk for harm, you must be prepared and proactive in managing a chapter facility. The most costly type of insurance claim for fraternities is chapter house fires. A fire can quickly destroy the house, but more importantly could potentially result in the loss of life.

In order to prevent injury or damage from fire or other hazards, each chapter must be prepared and take proactive and preventative measures. The following resources will be helpful in taking such action.

Lambda Chi Alpha Firearms Policy

Lambda Chi Alpha Firearms Policy

Fire Safety
Utilize the following resources to establish or update your chapters fire safety program.

Fire Safety Checklist

Fire Preparation Steps

Chapter Facility Inspections

Chapter Self Inspection

By conducting a regularly scheduled chapter facility inspection and responding to all unsatisfactory areas immediately, the chapter will be lowering the risk for potential harm in the chapter house. The following inspection template can be used as resource in conducting inspections.

Chapter Life-House Safety Inspection Report

Overall Safety Checklist

Sample House Rules

Educational Leadership Consultant Inspection

Each term, the Lambda Chi Alpha educational leadership consultant will perform a chapter facility inspection along with a brother of the chapter. The ELC will provide honest feedback and a series of recommendations that must be addressed. Your chapter should plan to take this inspection seriously and utilize the experience and knowledge of the ELC as a way to address potential life safety concerns at your house.

James R. Favor & Co. Life-Safety Insurance Inspection

Through the Lambda Chi Alpha liability insurance program, each chapter house is periodically inspected by a professional inspection organization. These inspections address issues of life safety and overall facility maintenance. It is important that the chapter cooperate with those scheduling and conducting the inspection. Each inspection will result in a series of recommendations. Along with the House Corporation, university, or independent landlord, the chapter must address these recommendations as required by Lambda Chi Alpha and report to both the International Headquartes and James R. Favor & Co. on compliance efforts.

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