Is adequate bearing provided? (The structure must bear uniformly on the floor or ground in a manner so as to safely support the structure.)
Are all components and systems in working condition?
When walking on the bleachers, do they feel unsafe in any way?
Are there any signs of corrosion or rot on structural supports, floorboards or seating?
Are fasteners made of aluminum, copper, zinc, zinc-coated, or other corrosion-resistant materials?
Are components or fasteners broken, damaged, badly deteriorated or missing?
Are guardrails present along open-sided walking surfaces, cross aisles, stepped aisles, ramps and landings of tiered seating areas which are located more than 30 inches above the floor or grade below? Exception: When bleachers are used adjacent to a wall and the space between the wall and the seating is less than 4 inches.
Is the top surface of the guardrail at least 42 inches above the leading edge of the footboard, seatboard, or aisle, whichever is present?
Are open guardrails constructed of materials such that a 4-inch-diameter sphere cannot pass through any opening?
Are the guardrails and the handrails designed to resist a load of 50 pounds per linear foot (pound per foot) and a single concentrated load of 200 pounds, applied in any direction at any direction along the top?
Where an opening between the seatboard and footboard is located more than 30 inches above the floor or ground below, is the opening closed with construction such that a 4-inch-diameter sphere cannot pass through?
Is chain link fencing is used on guardrails?
For chain link fencing used on guardrails, is the mesh size 1.25 inch square or less?
Are the welds intact- no cracks?
Are there any damaged, loose, or missing cross braces?
Are all seat and foot boards present and securely fastened?
Are all nuts and bolts present and tight?
Are any seat or floor boards abnormally bowed?
Are the ends of protruding bolts and tubing capped?
Are aisles clearly marked, accessible and have non-skid surfaces?
Are bleachers inspected at least once a year by a qualified person to evaluate compliance with the manufacturer's installation and operational instructions?
Are bleachers inspected for damage by staff at least twice a year?
Are inspections documented in writing and the records kept on file?