Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-01-05-.04 - FACILITIES AND GROUNDS
(1) Motor homes, travel trailers, truck campers, tent campers, and tents shall be located fifteen feet or more apart in clearly marked spaces.
(2) The campgrounds shall be free of refuse and debris. Dogs, cats, and other domestic animals shall be leashed, confined, and/or otherwise under control at all times.
(3) Permanent and semi-permanent structures shall be clean and maintained in good repair and provided with adequate lighting.
(4) The organized camp operator shall keep a register for a period of one (1) year at the organized camp facility. Such register shall contain each camper's name, address, telephone number, and camping dates.
(5) Fire Safety
(a) Fire Extinguishers
1. Portable fire extinguishers shall be provided in hazardous areas, including storage rooms, laundry, linen, and gas-fired equipment rooms.
2. Fire extinguishers shall be of a type approved by the State Fire Marshal's office and installed, operated, and maintained in accordance with State Fire Marshal's Office law and rules.
3. No soda-acid types of extinguishers are to be used.
(b) Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarms
1. All sleeping rooms and sleeping areas shall be provided with a single-station smoke detector. Smoke detectors shall be of a type approved by the State Fire Marshal's Office or local jurisdiction and shall be installed, operated, and maintained in accordance with State Fire Marshal's Office law and rules. Single-station smoke detection shall not be required when sleeping rooms contain smoke detectors connected to a central alarm system which also alarms locally.
2. A fire alarm system of a type approved by the State Fire Marshal's Office shall be installed, operated, and maintained in accordance with State Fire Marshal's Office law and rules in organized camps having more than fifteen (15) guest rooms, with exceptions being organized camps.
(i) in which all individual guest rooms have a direct exit to the outside or
(ii) having buildings three (3) stories or less with each guest room having two (2) or more directions to exit from the entrance door of the room.
3. Travel and resident camps shall provide a telephone at the office or in an area which is accessible at all times for the immediate notification of the public fire department or private fire brigade in case of fire and to access emergency health services.
(c) Electrical Hazards, Heating, and Flammable
1. Visible and/or obvious fire and electrical hazards are prohibited.
2. There shall be no storage of flammables, lawnmowers, gas powered string trimmers, or other similar flammable operated equipment in boiler or electrical panel rooms. Separate secured storage areas shall be provided for plainly marked flammables, explosives, and hazardous chemicals.
3. Flammable liquids shall be stored in a well ventilated, separate building away from guest sleeping rooms, which is constructed and rated for storage of flammables in accordance with State Fire Marshal's Office law and rules and shall be clearly marked.
4. Draperies, curtains, and other similar loosely hanging furnishings and decorations shall be flame resistant.
5. Furnishings or decorations of an explosive or highly flammable character shall not be used.
(d) Exits and Evacuation Plans
1. Each guest room door that opens into an interior corridor shall be self-closing.
2. Exits shall be clear of obstructions, marked, lighted, and maintained at all times.
3. Stairways shall be open and free of obstructions at all times.
4. A floor diagram reflecting the actual floor arrangement, exit locations, and room identifications shall be posted in a location and in an acceptable manner on or immediately adjacent to every guest room door.
(6) Permanent sleeping quarters shall conform to the following.
(a) Each shall have adequate ventilation, and there shall be at least three (3) feet between sides of each bed and adequate space to provide movement between beds.
(b) Articles of bedding shall be clean and in good repair.
(c) Permanent sleeping quarters shall have a minimum of forty (40) square feet per person floor space.
(d) Waterproof mattresses or mattress covers shall be provided.
(e) Each stacked bunk bed shall have a guardrail. The lower edge of the guardrail and the top surface of the mattress shall close the space between the lower edge of the guardrail and the upper edge of the bedframe to 3½ inches or less.
(f) Children of less than six (6) years of age shall not be allowed on the upper bunks.
(7) Storage area(s) for luggage and personal effects shall be provided in resident camps.
(8) A first aid kit for minor injuries shall be provided at the office or an area which is open or accessible at all times.
(9) Natural swimming areas shall have no drop-offs, potholes, rock outcroppings, stumps, other obstacles, heavy vegetative growth or pollution. Depths and boundaries shall be conspicuously marked and lifesaving equipment, as required for public swimming pools, shall be available.
(10) Each organized camp shall be provided with adequate restroom and/or bathing facilities. The ratio of water closets, urinals, lavatories, and showers in bathhouses and restrooms shall be in compliance with applicable local and/or state building and plumbing codes. Toilet tissue and covered, fire-resistant waste containers shall be provided.
(a) In the absence of applicable building or plumbing codes, fixtures shall be provided in the following ratios.
|# Spaces or Sites||Water Closets||Urinals||Lavatories||Showers|
1. In the absence of urinals, the ratio of water closets for men and women shall be the same.
2. There shall be one (1) additional water closet and lavatory per gender for each additional twenty-five (25) camp spaces/sites and one (1) additional shower per gender for each additional forty (40) spaces/sites.
(b) In the absence of applicable building or plumbing codes, the ratio of water closets, lavatories, urinals, bathing facilities, and other fixtures for occupants of organized resident camps shall be as follows. The table identifies the number of individuals or persons per facility.
|Water Closets||Urinals *||Lavatories||Showers|
*In the absence of urinals, ratio of water closets for men and women shall be the same.
(c) There shall be one (1) drinking fountain for every seventy-two (72) persons at resident camps.
(d) Service buildings with toilet, bathing, and lavatory facilities shall be provided for motor homes, travel trailers, truck campers, and tent campers which do not have sewage holding tanks.
(e) Primitive camps and camps offering services to recreational or similar vehicles (e.g., motor homes and travel trailers) with sewage holding tanks are exempt from the restroom and/or bathing facility requirements.
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 53-3802, and 68-110-102.
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