As in-person learning continues to increase, the Safety and Security Department has been hard at work offering safety training to our amazing BSD custodians! During Spring Break, the Safety and Security Department hosted a 16-hour Custodial Safety Academy class. With a commitment to excellence, this training has been refined and revamped. This academy class offered a new triage station during the search and rescue practical. During this practical exercise, the custodians were able to practice their newly learned triage skills to triage mannequins and practice appropriate life-saving medical treatment based on information presented to them.

In addition, the custodians learned about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED): the multi-disciplinary approach to crime prevention through the management of built and natural environments. After taking this course, the custodians were given assignments, including a Hazard Hunt, where they were asked to make safety recommendations for hazard reduction and life safety improvements at their assigned facilities based on the newly learned CPTED principles.

Thank you to both our Safety and Security Department and to our Custodians for the support they provide to our students, staff, and school communities!

custodial staff doing a search and rescue training
custodial staff putting out a fire simulation
earthquake drill training
search and rescue training
The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.