How does maintenance support school safety?

Schools & Higher Education

Maintenance supports school safety by providing a clean and organized facility for the students' and the teachers’ daily lives. Routine maintenance works in the background to prevent overt situations. Planned maintenance takes care of larger situations or long-term issues that the school may be facing. Let’s break this down and take a closer look at the daily job of keeping schools safe for everyone.

school facility maintenance, upkeep

Routine Maintenance

Routine maintenance is more than the daily mopping up the floors! Any maintenance work that happens on a regular schedule falls into this category. These inspections and checks happen daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly. The routines create an invisible safety net for every person that works at and attends the school.

Routine maintenance can catch far more than wet spills on the floor or an inoperative fire alarm. Unfamiliar packages, odd locker arrangements, structural damage to walls, and more may all be more noticeable to a regular maintenance team than to the students, teachers, or administrative staff.

While most people don’t think about the work and time that goes into keeping their schools safe, healthy, and happy, routine maintenance is the unsung hero behind a major part of overall school safety.

Planned Maintenance

That being said, there is another side to maintenance. This is planned maintenance, which is the process of deciding how to allocate resources to the school’s needs.

When done properly, planned maintenance prevents expensive accidents and provides for timely and needed updates to the school’s infrastructure. It can cut down on overall expenses by reducing or eliminating the need for many last-minute or emergency repairs.

Note: Your school's maintenance staff knows your school's building and grounds better than most employees or students. Empower them to care for your community.

Benefits of Great Maintenance

At the end of the day, maintenance supports school safety on the most simple level: preventing and fixing small threats to the people inside of the buildings and facilities. While this isn’t as flashy or as obvious as other ways of keeping schools safe, it’s an important part of every student and teacher’s day-to-day life.

Want to keep reading?

Good choice. Here are some similar articles!

What are some of the most interesting stats and facts about the education industry?

Schools & Higher Education
View Article

What are the differences between how public and private universities fund maintenance programs in the United States?

Public universities must typically pay for maintenance programs through government-funded budgets, while private universities tap into donations.

Schools & Higher Education
View Article

What are 6 ways a CMMS can improve my school or university?

A CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) can have a highly positive effect on your school by enhancing safety and boosting team productivity.

Schools & Higher Education
View Article
GET STARTED

Sign up for a personalized tour today.

Information is 100% secure.
UpKeep logo

Sign up for newsletter!

Our newsletter full of inspiration, podcasts, trends & news.

UpKeep logo

Sign up for newsletter!

Our newsletter full of inspiration, podcasts, trends & news.

UpKeep icon
This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Privacy Policy