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​7.3.1 Written Policies for Maintenance and Repair

​​​​​​​​​Each location is responsible for developing, planning, and implementing a written maintenance policy for the facility by completing the ​​Maintenance/Facili​ties S​​elf-Asse​ssment​ checklist. The checklist must be prepared in conjunction with the location's health and ​safety programs​. The Maintenance/Facilities Self-Assessment requires:

  • Regular inspection and maintenance of the entire location, including but not limited to the exterior and interior of all buildings, landscaping, playground, fields, and parking lots 

  • Regular inspection and maintenance of furnishings, including public space, office and classroom furniture, chairs, tables, lockers, electronics, and other equipment 

  • Inspection of security and safety systems, including fencing and gates, intrusion detection, and alarm systems, video surveillance systems, fire extinguishers, sprinklers, and fire alarm systems

  • Regular inspection and maintenance of building systems and utilities, including drainage, roofing systems, plumbing, electrical systems (power and lighting), data communications systems (i.e., phone systems, computers, servers, and wired and wireless networks), and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)

For additional information about general risk management and identifying hazards, please see Healt​h and Safety.​