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rigsby
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Jan 2019 11 20:33

Work base

Hi folks
Can I ask you in your opinion What is an ecceptable work base for a team of caretakers to work from, for example an office with a phone,computer,running hot and cold water,a toilet and somewhere to eat your lunch I'm just curious what other caretakers have in other schools.

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eggy
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Jan 2019 11 21:44

Re: Work base

I used to just have a store that I went to to get things/tools to do jobs . Enough toilets through out school to use . Staff room to eat and drink . I have now a large office that can accommodate 5 staff at their own computers . This is still within the same school just that we have got bigger .
Worked at a college where our base was even bigger.
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Keyolder
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Jan 2019 11 22:07

Re: Work base

One-man school here, office with computer phone desk plus storage cupboards for files tools stock etc, sadly no workshop but some Caretakers haven’t even got an office. I use the staff room for hot and cold drinks microwave etc plus staff toilets.
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OXSET
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Jan 2019 12 09:46

Re: Work base

I had a large store with all my chemicals, tools and fixings in with a shed for sheet materials and a couple small stores elsewhere on one site

and one small cupboard for all of it in one other school.

Now i have all of that but my own seperate office with one of the school office managers as i have a ct on each site. i use staff facilities as i am a member of staff and nothing less!

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EBJ
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Jan 2019 12 11:22

Re: Work base

I had a 4ft x 6ft cupboard with a belfast sink at one end and shelving to one side, i presume when the school was built it was a claeners storage cupboard and the caretakers room did not exist. [Crazy.png]
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Skoolkeeper
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Jan 2019 12 11:52

Re: Work base

Same as above post, but I am only a one man band, [Wink.png]

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samsmith
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Jan 2019 12 16:13

Re: Work base

We have our own area in the basement of J Block, comprising of my office, domestic services offices and stores. I have also got a workshop in the basement under D block and cleaning storage rooms in B and D block. We also have a fleet of 4 cleaning trollies called tinky wonky, dipstick and po!

Additionally, we have a works van and a converted milk float to get around the grounds. My milk float is handy as I can use it for summer fetes etc, as I can carry several tables laid flat and I have used it to transport the school chickens and coops, when building work started on B block!
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scrubadub
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Jan 2019 14 06:56

Re: Work base

No office space here per say. Main office let me store files on a bottom shelf, for the computer I grab one when I can, eat in staff room and use staff toilets that are dotted around site. Do have a clean cupboard but that's full of equipment and supplies

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lesbedford
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Jan 2019 14 07:37

Re: Work base

I have my own office under the stairs, it has computer/ phone/ fridge & kettle and also stores are kept in it too, a cupboard for all chemicals to be stored & locked away safely and all cleaning areas have there own cleaning cupboards, & the garage doubles as store for old furniture & archiving they want to keep & my work shop
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beagle
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Jan 2019 14 08:36

Re: Work base

10x8 office 1 large store for materials and cleaning products. 1 smaller store for cleaning machines. 1 large container for everything else.
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