Property maintenance, repairs and security
This directory links to information and resources regarding property maintenance matters such as ICT networks, BWOF, security management, traffic management and more.
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Further reading on these subjects is essential as it regards mandatory action. Boards and proprietors have many responsibilities as they relate to school property including maintaining their buildings to Ministry standard.
- Building Warrants of Fitness
- ICT network maintenance
- Key management
- Pool maintenance
- Property maintenance
- Security management
- Traffic management
- Tree maintenance
- Weathertightness remediation
A Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF) shows that systems and features (such as fire alarms, or automatic doors) are safe.
Find further information on Building Warrants of Fitness for school facilities which includes responsibilities and the list of systems/features covered by a BWOF.
Through the School Network Upgrade Project (SNUP), the ICT infrastructure of all schools was upgraded to ultra-fast broadband. Schools are responsible for the maintenance of their ICT infrastructure to the current Ministry standard.
Find further information on ICT network maintenance which includes responsibilities and a list of contractors approved by the Ministry.
Schools must set up systems for controlling keys and managing master keys.
School boards are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school, which includes maintenance of any pools located on school property. All requirements of the New Zealand Standard must be met (NZS 5826:2010 ‘Pool water quality’).
School boards oversee school property maintenance. Caretakers may hold day-to-day responsibilities but specialist-works should be conducted by qualified tradespeople. Caretaker and contractor performance needs to be regularly assessed.
Find further information on Property maintenance.
Having good security at your school will reduce vandalism and theft, and give staff and students a safe environment.
School boards need to manage traffic flows, particularly when students are dropped off and picked up. Encouraging students to use other ways of travel can help reduce congestion.
Trees need to be regularly trimmed and maintained so they do not become a hazard to students or neighbours. Some trees are protected and must be consulted by your local council.
This programme addresses state school buildings that have been subject to destructive testing reports as part of the national survey of buildings with weathertightness issues, but are yet to have remedial work completed.
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