In spells of wintry weather, our janitors first priority is to make sure there are designated safe routes into Harlaw Academy for pupils at the front of the school. Once safe routes are cleared at the front, our janitors then prioritise access to the school from the rear car park and the clearing of emergency exits. It is not possible for our janitorial staff to clear the expanse of our car parks and playgrounds and so the focus is very much on safe access and safe exit.
Pupils are advised to walk on the paths that the janitors have cleared and to avoid walking on untreated surfaces. By following this advice we can hopefully reduce the number of slips and trips and potential injury to ourselves.