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Health & Life Safety

All public school buildings and school related buildings including temporary/mobile classrooms in the Kane County Regional Office of Education jurisdiction are inspected annually to assure compliance with the standards necessary to ensure the health and safety of public school students in Illinois, according to “Building Specifications for Health and Safety in Public Schools.” In 2013-2014 the ROE completed about 230 HLS inspections. Annual inspection results from each building are available at the ROE. As required by law, a record of the annual inspection is sent to the president of the school board and a summary is filed annually with the State Board of Education. In addition, results from required State Fire Marshall inspections are reported through the ROE to the school districts and the state.

Every 10 years, each public building must be re-surveyed for continued compliance by an architect or engineer licensed in the State of Illinois. The “Safety Survey Report” lists any items necessary to bring the building into full and continual compliance. Upon completion of outlined work, the district verifies compliance with a licensed architect or engineer in a report filed with the ROE and the building is awarded a certificate of compliance.

The ROE is also responsible, through the Regional Superintendent of Schools, for statutory compliance with established standards in the construction, remodeling and demolition of public school buildings. The Regional Superintendent assures school board approval of construction plans, review of construction plans for code compliance, issuance of the building permit, and upon review, issuance of school occupancy permits. Further, the Regional Superintendent assures code compliance for temporary/mobile classroom units throughout the region in cooperation with licensed architects or engineers retained by local school districts. Records of all amendments and construction information are kept on file in the ROE.


Construction Documents:

            Required Documents for Building Permit:

Construction Project Checklist for Kane County (Effective 3/15/15)

Highlighted Construction Project Checklist for Kane County (Shows changes from the previous version)

Application for building permit (31-10)

Plan Review Statement (36-11)

Plan Review Records (See ICC -2009)

Confirmation of Plan Review Records (36.35)

Health & Life Safety Handbook


            Required Documents for Occupancy Permit:

Construction Project Checklist for Kane County (Effective 3/15/15)

Highlighted Construction Project Checklist for Kane County (Shows changes from the previous version)

Inspection Statements (36-36)

Documentation of Called Inspections for New Construction (8/7/09)

Confirmation of Called Inspection Records (36-37)

Application for Occupancy Permit (36-15) 1/1

Health & Life Safety Handbook

Statement of Completion


             Health/Life Safety Inspection Documents:

                                    Required Documents to be presented to ROE Inspector

                                    HLS Verification Form

                                    Arc Flash Safety Requirements

                                    Chemical Inventory Requirements

                                    ROE Evacuation Drill Form​

                                    HLS Checklist


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