Our Head of New Product Development, Chris Neath recently spoke to our friends over at Education Technology, on all things health and safety, and why it plays such an integral part in creating a culture of ‘digital safety’ in the classroom.
During the interview Chris covered the trends surrounding technology’s growth in education and why health and safety should be considered critical throughout integration. He also provides inside knowledge on improving classroom safety, and insight on ensuring your ICT storage provider of choice goes above-and-beyond where health and safety is concerned.
To begin the discussion Chris asks, “So, to maximise the potential of the digital revolution in education, what must schools consider to ensure that their devices are stored correctly and in a safe manner?”
Training and monitoring
Chris goes on to discuss why device storage and charging can often be at the end of the list when deploying new tech, emphasising that training and communication are therefore key in implementing long-term, safe classroom ICT storage.
“Teachers should be trained and provided with guides on the correct procedures. Without education, the same mistakes will constantly be repeated.
Schools, colleges and universities are fairly unusual environments for electronics, as devices are stored together en mass, despite the fact that many devices have not been designed for the storage solution you have. Therefore, you need to constantly monitor your devices and creating a checklist can be a good way to do this.”
Read more on Chris’s questions to ask when assessing the condition and resultant safety of charging and storage solutions. From certification regulators, to areas such as temperature control and the positioning of the trolley, there are various steps you can take to ensure top health and safety.
If you want to look further still into the intricacies of the health and safety features an effective solution should deliver, why not check out our 7 Step Checklist for choosing the safest ICT storage solution.