2.F.17. Home safety

NARR Standard 3.0: 2.F.17. Home safety

For many, the feeling of safety is a precursor to sustained recovery. Residents who feel safe are more able to support others, be supported, and fully participate in the community. Residence operators demonstrate safety protocols and resources that are in place in the certification process (e.g., checklists, inspection reports, etc.). This standard reflects the social model (physical environment), recovery capital literature (physical recovery capital), and Wittman’s consideration of facility oversight and security. — NARR Standard 3.0 Compendium

The standard is upheld by the following rules:

  • 2.F.17.a. Operator will attest that electrical, mechanical, and structural components of the property are functional and free of fire and safety hazards.
  • 2.F.17.b. Operator will attest that the residence meets local health and safety codes appropriate to the type of occupancy (e.g. single family or other) OR provide documentation from a government agency or credentialed inspector attesting to the property meeting health and safety standards.
  • 2.F.17.c. Verification that the residence has a safety inspection policy requiring periodic verification of
    • Functional smoke detectors in all bedroom spaces and elsewhere as code demands,
    • Functional carbon monoxide detectors, if residence has gas HVAC, hot water or appliances
    • Functional fire extinguishers placed in plain sight and/or clearly marked locations,
    • Regular, documented inspections of smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers,
    • Fire and other emergency evacuation drills take place regularly and are documented (not required for Level I Residences).

Table of Contents

2.F.17.a. Functional and hazard free
2.F.17.b. Health & safety codes
2.F.17.c. Inspections & drills

Course Syllabus

  • NARR 3.0 | 2.F.17. Home safety