SAFETY

Spring Cleaning Checklist:

  • Clean and vacuum entrance mats to remove soil, salt, dirt and grime, and replace any with damage that might create a trip hazard.
  • Use compressed air and disinfectant wipes to clean dust and grime from office electronics.
  • Check the stock for office supplies like printer ink, paper, pens, notepads, etc.
  • Organize office space, file important documents and shred and recycle unnecessary paperwork.
  • Make a secure backup of any important electronic files and keep in a safe place.
  • Take down old flyers and announcements.
  • Check directional and safety signage and replace any that are missing or damaged.
  • Sweep and mop hard surface floors and vacuum or steam clean carpets.
  • Check wood and tile floors for loose or uneven planks or tiles that could lead to a slip and fall accident.
  • Examine carpet for loose corners, worn spots, bunching or fraying that could lead to someone tripping.
  • Check tile grout and floor sealant and repair as needed.
  • Dust and clean fans, baseboards, windowsills and light fixtures.
  • Clean and disinfect doorknobs and light switches.
  • Check emergency exit lights and signage.
  • Disinfect all trash receptacles and trash areas to help avoid bug problems.
  • Give the bathrooms and kitchen facilities a thorough cleaning.
  • Check the expiration dates on foods in the kitchen pantry and clean out what’s gone bad.
  • Test all smoke detectors and replace any batteries if needed.
  • Take stock of facility consumables such as hand sanitizer, soap, bathroom tissue, paper towels, etc.
  • Vacuum and dust air vents and replace any necessary HVAC filters.
  • Get an HVAC inspection to check for air quality and contaminant and allergen build-up.
  • Service your AC units now before the summer rush, which can save the Post on energy cost, efficiency and the life of your equipment.
  • Check the exterior of the building, pathways and lighting.
  • Examine the roof, awnings and overhangs for any damage from wind and snow or for any leaks.
  • Make sure drainage pipes are unclogged and free of debris.
  • Clean exterior windows and walls.
  • Remove any leaves from walkways, parking and grass.
  • Pressure wash walkways that get high traffic.
  • Mulch trees, shrubs and flowerbeds.
  • Check the condition of the lawnmower, trimmer and blower and make sure they’re ready.

Take your time and tackle the most important projects first. A clean, organized and safe Post helps reduce the risk of accidents and claims and increase enjoyment for everyone. Your efforts will be much appreciated by your Post members and guests.