QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Maintenance In A Post-Boston Marathon World
While facility professionals deal with challenges daily, high profile events such as the Boston Marathon bombings and the Texas chemical plan explosion often prompt procedural reviews. What would you do if something like this happened in or around your facility? Could your staff handle it?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Maintenance In A Post-Boston Marathon World

This Question of the Week comes from the Facilities Management Group on LinkedIn.

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy, what kind of training or awareness directives will you be giving your event cleaning staff? Public buildings and open spaces are always a target for possible high profile activity (whether it be protests or other violent actions like those at the Marathon), but do most facility professionals revise and retrain staff? Should drills be increased? What else can and should be done?

Dean Stavrakas
Managing Principal
Kleen Teem Services, Inc.
Chicago, IL

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  1. Zuper Dave says:

    Unless you cordon of the entire length of the marathon route and allow access only through TSA-like security screenings you can’t insure the safety of anyone at any public event. But then the violence would just happen in the lines that back up at the TSA check-points.

    How about this. Runners and spectators must be naked and cannot carry anything. OK, maybe not. Although the we could play the “if we can save just one life it would be worth it” card. Run naked – for the children. ;-)

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