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Rule 3701-25-09 | Sleeping quarters.


(A) All permanent sleeping quarters which are provided by the operator shall be constructed and maintained in a safe condition, shall afford adequate protection against inclement weather conditions and shall be so located and maintained as to provide easy, unobstructed exit in case of fire or other emergency.

(B) In permanent sleeping quarters which are provided by the operator, cots and bunks shall be arranged as to allow:

(1) Adequate cross ventilation;

(2) A minimum distance of five feet between heads of the sleepers; and

(3) Every bed shall be elevated at least twelve inches from the floor to the bottom of the mattress. The clear space between the top of the lower mattress of a bunk bed and bottom of the upper bunk shall be a minimum of twenty-seven inches. The distance from the top of the upper mattress to the ceiling shall be a minimum of thirty-six inches. There shall be a minimum distance of thirty inches between the sides of the beds. In instances where the thirty inch separation distance cannot be achieved, the operator may provide a permanent partition or other acceptable barrier between beds.

(C) Articles of bedding and furniture which are provided by the operator shall be:

(1) Kept clean, free of insects, pests, and rodents, and in good repair;

(2) Provided with impervious, easily cleanable mattress covers, or the equivalent;

(3) Changed between campers, when soiled, and at least weekly, if sheets and pillowcases are supplied by the operator; and

(4) Equipped with guardrails attached to the upper bunks to prevent occupants from accidently rolling out of bed.

Last updated September 16, 2021 at 1:34 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3701.13
Amplifies: 3701.03, 3701.13
Five Year Review Date: 5/28/2020
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1972, 9/6/1998