CharterSAFE Reminder: Summer Risk Management Maintenance Checklist

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May 26, 2015 Now that the school year is coming to a close, it is a great time catch up on maintenance that will help improve safety at your school. This summer maintenance checklist is meant to help you set priorities.

Sidewalks, pathways, parking, private streets and recreation areas. Cracks or other changes in elevation that exceed ½ inch should be corrected to avoid serious trips and falls. Any section that is raised by ½ inch or more poses a trip hazard. Some sections become so uneven that they are no longer compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A concrete section that is ½ inch "off grade" can be leveled with a concrete grinder (these are usually available as rentals). Sections in worse shape can be repaired with asphalt if the cost of concrete replacement is too high. Damage caused by tree roots might require consultation with an arborist to determine if the roots can be trimmed or removed. Read more at CharterSAFE.