08:09 AM

Facilities Management Offers Safety Tips

As a new semester gets underway, the Facilities Management Department would like to provide some general classroom and building operation information to assist faculty in their teaching endeavors.

  • Your key fob (and in some cases your parking card) acts as an electronic 'key' to unlock the classroom door.
  • Please use this same 'key' to secure the classroom at the end of your session.
  • The telephones in the classrooms can be used to reach Police, Multimedia, Facilities and several other campus service providers. Support hours vary with the service requested, but voice mail is always available so the classroom malfunction can be addressed on the following work day.

UHD Police Department is available 24/7 and offers the following services:

- Electronic door access controls

- After-class security escorts

- Any other personal security issue

Multi-Media Services is staffed during academic class hours and offers the following services:

- Computer, projector, screen

- All other classroom IT equipment

Facilities Management is available Monday through Friday until 5 p.m. and offers the following services:

- Student and instructor furniture

- Doors, windows, blinds, ceilings

- Cleanliness of room and drymarker boards

- Air conditioning, lighting

The campus classroom buildings have full fire suppression systems (sprinklers) in addition to fire detection / notification systems (alarms). In the event of an alarm, the proper first action is to take a heightened state of awareness and prepare to evacuate. If you observe evidence of fire, the proper action at that time would be to evacuate the floor via the nearest stair. The appropriate first responders (Houston Fire Dept, UHD Police, Facilities Management staff) will address the event and give further direction, either providing an "All Clear" message or implementing evacuation procedures.

Facilities Management would appreciate your feedback regarding our operations on a Customer Satisfaction Survey toward the end of this academic session. All responses and comments are welcomed.