Infrastructure Services & Development Newsletter 2 / April 2019
I am pleased to bring you issue 2 of your ISD Newsletter. With April designated as Stress Busters Month I am excited to bring you news of workplace massages and ‘stress less’ resources – check out the link provided in the article below. I recognise that it has been an action packed year to date, with all staff working incredibly hard. I would encourage you all to ensure that you are looking after your health and wellbeing and to take advantage of the programs that the University offers to assist. April also sees us celebrating Easter and I will be letting you know about ISD Easter celebrations shortly so keep watch on your emails. Wishing you all good health and happy days.
SafeZone The SafeZone app is available free for all students and staff, and operates across all University of Tasmania campuses and facilities. SafeZone is an app for your mobile device that allows you to quickly and easily request assistance and contact from campus Security. To download the app, please go to www.safezoneapp.com and follow the simple instructions for your device. Once you have downloaded the app, you MUST sign up for University of Tasmania campuses. Once you are signed up, if you make a call or send an alarm, it will be received by the University’s safety and security team. They will know your location and act on your request. Our Security provider Wilsons have been out and about on campus providing information cards to both staff and students about SafeZone and the Safe and Fair Community Unit. Look out for the pop ups around campus, please say hello - they will be happy to answer any questions you have about the service.
Pre Winter Light Audit As daylight saving comes to an end and our days become shorter, the FM team is ensuring that our external lighting, pathway lighting, directional signage and help points are all working. So some of our FM Team will be heading out late one night early next week to check our campuses to ensure these assets are working and in good order to provide a safe campus for our students, staff and visitors. Additionally they will also be looking for any dark spots on campus that may need lighting improvements. If you are aware or have concerns around any areas of our campus that you feel are unsafe at night or there are black spots or lights out, please report to Facilities Management team ASAP. During the year our cleaners and security teams working on our campuses at night also report any lights out or unsafe areas on their travels.
New Cleaning Contract commences GJK
With over 30 years of proven industry experience, GJK Facility Services is one of the largest privately-owned providers of specialised cleaning and facility support services in Australia. GJK built their reputation on providing quality service and innovative solutions to facilities across a range of industry sectors. With a workforce of 2,500+, servicing in excess of 500+ customers, equating to 5 million square meters of property and facilities. Every day GJK are helping businesses ensure their facilities are always looking their best. Collings Property Services Collings have been associated with the University prior to 2001. They are a wholly owned and operated Tasmanian company that has been around for 37 years. Matthew Collings bought the business from his father, David, who retired around 6 years ago. Reporting to Matthew are Robert Doyle who looks after the south of the State as Operations Manager and Gary Jefferys, based in Launceston is State-wide Operations Manager. Collings will be responsible for daytime cleaning and will attend to any urgent issues, on demand cleaning, special requests, public areas, refreshing toilets, replenishing tea towels and washroom consumables and amongst many other tasks, removing of general, cardboard and co-mingle waste.
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