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Grounds Maintenance - Safety

How does grounds maintenance activities apply to safety in the environment of care?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.
Grounds maintenance is to be in the context of safe ingress and egress to the health care facilities from where customers enter the campus. These include:
  • Entry ways into the facility
  • Emergency exits
  • Vehicle parking 
  • Pedestrian walkways, sidewalks, ramps and stairs
  • Patient drop-off zones
  • Shuttle and bus stops
  • Exterior lighting and signage 
This may also include exterior support equipment such as:
  • Loading dock and equipment
  • Helicopter landing pad
  • Ambulance parking
Reference EC.02.01.01
Manual: Ambulatory
Chapter: Environment of Care EC
First published date: April 11, 2016 This Standards FAQ was first published on this date.
This page was last updated on October 27, 2021

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