School Building Maintenance Checklist


Maintaining a safe and conducive learning environment is essential for the well-being of students, faculty, and staff in a school.

The Comprehensive School Building Maintenance Checklist is designed to help you systematically inspect, assess, and maintain various aspects of the school building.

By adhering to regular maintenance, you ensure that the school remains a safe, functional, and welcoming space for everyone.

Comprehensive School Building Maintenance Checklist:

Exterior Maintenance:

[  ] Roof and Gutters: Inspect roofs and gutters for damage, leaks, and debris buildup.

[  ] Exterior Walls: Check for cracks, signs of water damage, and necessary repairs.

[  ] Windows and Doors: Ensure windows and doors are in good condition, properly sealed, and secure.

[  ] Outdoor Areas: Inspect playgrounds, sidewalks, and landscaping for safety hazards.

[  ] Signage: Verify that signs and directional markers are visible and well-maintained.

Interior Maintenance:

[  ] Walls and Ceilings: Check for cracks, peeling paint, and water stains.

[  ] Flooring: Inspect flooring for wear, damage, and trip hazards.

[  ] Lighting: Ensure all light fixtures are working, and replace burnt-out bulbs.

[  ] HVAC Systems: Regularly maintain and clean heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

[  ] Plumbing: Inspect plumbing fixtures, pipes, and drains for leaks and proper functioning.

Safety Measures:

[  ] Fire Safety: Test fire alarms, emergency lighting, and fire extinguishers.

[  ] Exit Routes: Ensure exit routes are clearly marked and unobstructed.

[  ] Emergency Drills: Conduct regular fire and emergency evacuation drills.

[  ] Security Systems: Check the functionality of security cameras and alarms.

[  ] First Aid Supplies: Maintain well-stocked first aid kits in easily accessible areas.

Classrooms and Facilities:

[  ] Furniture: Inspect desks, chairs, and other furniture for damage.

[  ] Classroom Equipment: Ensure projectors, computers, and other equipment are in working condition.

[  ] Science Labs: Check safety equipment and ensure proper storage of chemicals.

[  ] Gymnasium and Sports Facilities: Inspect sports equipment, flooring, and safety measures.

Sanitation and Hygiene:

[  ] Restrooms: Regularly clean and sanitize restrooms, and ensure supplies are stocked.

[  ] Cafeteria and Kitchen: Maintain cleanliness and functionality of kitchen equipment and dining areas.

[  ] Trash Disposal: Ensure proper waste disposal practices are followed.


[  ] ADA Compliance: Verify that the school building is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

[  ] Ramp and Elevator: Inspect ramps, elevators, and lifts for proper functioning.

Energy Efficiency:

[  ] Insulation: Ensure adequate insulation to maintain comfortable temperatures.

[  ] Energy-efficient Lighting: Upgrade to energy-efficient lighting systems.

Maintenance Records:

[  ] Document all maintenance activities, repairs, and inspections.

Task Review:

[  ] Check Completed Tasks: Review the checklist to ensure all tasks are completed.

[  ] Address Outstanding Items: Address any tasks that remain pending.

Supervisor Verification:

Supervisor’s Signature confirming the completion and accuracy of the assessment.


Signature: __________ Date: __________

The Comprehensive School Building Maintenance Checklist is your guide to ensuring a safe, welcoming, and functional school environment.

By systematically addressing various aspects of the building, you create a space where learning can flourish and where safety is a priority.

Customize the checklist to align with your needs, and let it be a cornerstone of your commitment to maintaining a space where students and educators can thrive.

By following this checklist, you contribute to the overall success and well-being of the school community.

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