St. Petersburg College Facilities department received the Champions Award in Excellence for exceeding State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF) from the Florida College System Risk Management Consortium.
The award was presented for the high standards in Sanitation, Casualty, & Safety Inspections (SCSI) that are performed annually across the state college system.
“The Facilities department’s main objective is to help students get to class in the best condition for learning by providing clean and safe learning spaces,” said Diana Wright, Director of Facilities Services. “Abiding by state safety standards requires collaboration from all departments on a continual basis. We are honored to have received this award and thankful for everyone’s contribution.”
The process requires cooperation from multiple departments across the college:
- Science departments provide proper labeling and storage of chemicals
- Building occupants reduce electrical hazards by utilizing college issued surge protectors
- Custodial Services ensure buildings are sanitized and clean
- Security performs risk assessments
- Maintenance Services ensure operability of emergency systems such as backup generators, emergency lighting, exit signs, elevator emergency phones, maintaining proper egress, areas of rescue, fire sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers