LFMC Opening Notes & Announcements
Recent walk through with representatives from Chemeketa Community College, several of their buildings are cutting edge with building automation. They indicated interest in visiting a Eugene area meeting and reaching out to Salem area facilities, maintenance and risk professionals to see if there is interest in starting a chapter. Request to reach out to Salem area contacts to help gauge interest and invite facilities contacts to support that potential group.
Discuss local interest in a Salem visit – disadvantages would be rather early to travel for a morning meeting and a lunch meeting would take out a significant portion of the day. Alternative ideas were to support a Salem group, keeping with the “local” theme and then look at options for social events that would bring both groups together. Another option was to set up a tour of multiple facilities and make a day event that would include lunch, perhaps set up a day tour of Salem area facilities and then a separate trip for Eugene area facilities.
Visit to Lane Preparedness Coalition for the Business Continuity Workshop hosted at EWEB. Presentation by Lane Blood Center on a recent structural disaster and how they worked through that as an organization. Topic was brought up in the LPC meeting and discussed in the LFMC meeting regarding “go-bags” both for personal as well as organizational use. How to prepare for maintaining operations in the event of loss of use. In the LPC continuity meeting they shared a publication that was composed by local professionals related to emergency water, the document was well put together and had technical as well as practical applications. Great investment by local professionals in a very functional resource.
Lane Preparedness Coalition is calling for volunteers to assist with Economy and Finance Recovery Project. Opportunities for those with insights in this area to assist with composing another resource that will be published to assist our community and beyond. Check LFMC website as well as LPC website for additional details.
LFMC Meeting Presentation
Presentation by Rex Fox of Northwest Community Credit Union on how their organization 1) identified a potential risk and 2) worked collaboratively within their departments, with design and vendors to resource a solution that met their safety needs, was budget friendly and maintained their aesthetic goals. More details on this presentation are covered in the article on the website Safe and Beautiful which we have sent out for potential publication with facilities and business resources.
LFMC Topic Discussion
Accidental obstruction by vehicle to building is much more common that one might think. Before and/or during the NWCU project there were at least three noted incidents to local financial institutions. Surprising how far a vehicle can get into a building when jumping a curb, penetrating the building envelop and then what/who could it impact, harm or worse.
Noted that with bollards, if they stop a vehicle there is damage to the bollard that needs to be replaced as well as secondary damage to the concrete that it is seated in – similar damage impact to planters and other options. With the landscape boulders they can be reset.
LFMC Additional Topics
Concrete vs rubber wheel stops. Concrete is constantly getting dinged or damaged, the rubber ones can uproot the concrete as well.
Damage inflicted to building, curbs and signs including trucks that overhang the curb stops.
Access control and security measures, constant education needed for employees as your organization can have the best systems but humans can override or compromise the systems often without knowing it.
Examples of employee overrides to security include non-handicap employees using the handicap access doors which are required to stay open for a set period of time creating potential for entry by others. Noted that many of the handicap access doors may have factory setting that exceed the requirement, recommendation to confirm your doors are set to the proper amount of open time.
Security related concerns that overlap with landscaping, engaging your landscaping contractor to ensure that there are not pockets that invite transient activity such as overgrowth, or long sections of connected bushes. Recommendation to regularly walk your building with the landscape representative to clarify your expectations.
Trespassing procedure for building as well as property near your structure. Example of checking riverfront property and discovering occupants who turned out to include felons. Different organizations have different trespassing procedures.
Having front desk educated on identifying potential risks and having the ability to lock the building down. Example of a recent facility having someone behaving erratically in the lobby, front desk was able to observe the person leave the building, continue with questionable behavior and was able to lock the entry points down remotely. When the person in question attempted to reenter the building and found the entry doors locked they ran away.
LFMC Closing Notes
Next meeting will be hosted by the Eugene Mission. We will start with a walk through of the kitchen that was recently impacted by fire as well as the temporary kitchen that they are currently using to serve their guests. Meeting format will be open as many members may have questions as we observe the two sites. We will have a meeting space set aside for continued discussion. Eugene Mission is a unique facility as they have 24/7 use, serve a diverse client base and operate as a non profit organization. We will discuss the challenges experienced by the Eugene Mission staff.
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