Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Safety Reminder: Preparing Your School for Winter Break

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Compliance

With Winter Break fast approaching, it is imperative to prepare buildings for days of vacancy. Save money on utilities and potential maintenance by completing the following steps:

  • Turn down building thermostats to 58 degrees Fahrenheit to save on heating bills, while preventing pipes from freezing.
  • Turn off all lights and electronics.
  • Remove all trash to avoid molds, insects and odors.
  • Properly store all lunchroom food to prevent molding, insects and odors
  • Clean out teachers’ lounge refrigerators (if applicable).
  • Check security cameras to ensure they work.
  • Charge AEDs and replace smoke detector batteries.
  • Take this time to complete tasks that cannot be done while students are in school (run IT diagnostics on hardware, exterminate/fumigate, etc.).

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