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ICAN/ATEX: How can I create a spill form for teachers?

January 17, 2013

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I am trying to come up with a form that the teachers can fill out when there is a spill on the carpet in their room.

That way, I will know how long it has been there, what it is and where it is.

I am also going to send a note to call my office and leave a message so I can get to it as soon as possible.

The forms are for my night crew in case I am not called.

Any ideas on the exact questions to put on the form, or does someone already have something I can use or adapt?

Thursday’s Answer:

checklistRather than specific questions let me suggest the following:

  • Keep the form simple and short. See sample below. Make it as easy as possible for the teachers and staff to communicate with you.
  • Attend a teachers’ meeting to let them know how and why you want them to use the form.
  • Be sure you respond to their requests promptly or don't expect them to notify you.
  • Consider training  … - Bill Griffin, president of Cleaning Consultant Services Inc.

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