Importance of good plumbing in schools for our kids’ health and safety

 

Importance of good plumbing in schools for our kids’ health and safety

 

Majority of school children are often forced to live “a life of misery” in unsanitary conditions because of the management’s failure to take consideration good plumbing and safety measures thereto. There is significant difference to which good plumbing makes to public health and especially to kids in school. A good number of children spend a significant portion of their day in school environment and buildings. Exposure to environmental hazards caused by reckless and dangerous plumbing in schools can negatively impact the health of children.   It is important to ensure good plumbing done by plumbers escondido ca in schools for two main health and safety reasons

 

To avoid bacteria and harmful substances

This focuses on use of quality plumbing equipment. Bacteria and Lead is the most harmful substance that poses health risk as a result of plumbing mostly to kids in school.

 

Effects of lead

Consuming elevated levels of lead in school water can cause serious health problems, particularly for young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and facility plumbing. Increased lead levels have been shown to;

Damage to the brain and kidneys especially to young children.

Cause interference with the production of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of your body.

Lower intelligence quotient (IQ) in children.

President Obama in January 2011 signed into law The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act a specific regulation on plumbing facilities. It was to the effect that;

Lead is not the only harmful substance. Not prescribing to the good plumbing requirements for the health and safety of kids in school can also introduce copper substances into the water systems virtue of the metal itself being used in plumbing equipment. In as much as children’s’ bodies absorb more lead than copper, exposure can cause abdominal problems, Kidney damage and complications of Wilson’s disease.

Furthermore, plumbing facilities should be cleaned on a daily basis to reduce possible bacterial contamination. It is also fundamental to establish a flushing plan to determine how water enters and flows through your facility by developing a plumbing profile.

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Cyber security for schools

With the use of the internet becoming common and many young people knowing how to use the computer schools are constantly looking for ways to increase their cyber security. School districts are at risk for a cyber attack and they need to take measures to protect the information of the students as well as the information that students can access. Visit website.  There are some measures that a school can use to protect this confidential information and make sure that all of this information is safeguarded.

 Be Aware of Technology

A school needs to be aware of modern technology including smartphone, tablets, and other forms of technology that can run off of their server. The school has to set up firewalls to help keep some of these devices from gaining access to their servers. Any attachment that is opened also needs to be scanned for viruses before a person processed from it. This will help reduce the risk of cyber attacks and students access information they should not as well as keeping them from gaining access to confidential information.

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 Staff Trainings

The teaching staff should be educated about the cyber threats that they are facing. They need to learn how hackers get into the system and what they can do to protect the information they are putting on the computer. Employees need to be aware of the different security measures that the school is using as well as the risks they are facing online. The more educated the staff is the less likely they will do something that is unsafe online. Continue reading “Cyber security for schools”

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Developing Safer Schools

Parents, teachers and children are all concerned by incidences that have been occurring. From collapsed roofs, to flooding classrooms, sinks holes in the middle of school’s football pitch, to explosions in the chemistry labs, to bee attack, to gun shoot out in schools. Especially the latter has really gotten people thinking of suitability of home schooling. You wonder when the next child, teacher or parent will go on rampage, take children hostage and even shoot, killing or injuring, them in the process. Hence schools should develop threat detection and response management training for all its members’ even parents.

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Common loopholes that endanger schools

While some of this school safety concerns occur spontaneously without warning, some have either occurred before or their signs that their will occur again. Most safety concern involve building standards’ than anything especially with old school buildings built in another era.

This safety concerns include;

  1. Unsafe and unstable physical structure.
  2. The school been situated along a busy highway
  3. Pedestrian and vehicular associated accidents in roads around schools.
  4. Unsanitary and unhealthy cafeteria foods
  5. Bullying both cyber and physical
  6. Presence of structures like mines, quarries, power plants, power lines that cause long term injury and harm to overall health.
  7. Presence of weapons or material that can be used as weapons by children.
  8. Presence of nightclubs, discotheques, bars and such bad influence place near schools.
  9. Presence of drugs and alcohol in school premises.
  10. Presence of people spreading material that contribute to religious radicalization, intolerance and hate speech.

N/B; this list is not exhaustive more challenges and concerns exist but the following ten are the most pertinent and relevant

Plugging the holes

While some holes can be filled up and be forgotten others need to pulled down and rebuild over. As we have seen danger manifest in more than in the physical sense, it also includes psychological and emotional. With each problem exist a solution and though some are simple others are complex. Most problems as noted by school safety inspector and experts are detectable, preventable and managed for future. Hence a sound administrator must exist to help look into this concerns and take charge of issues that arise.

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