As beautiful as college and university campuses can be, they can also pose safety concerns for students and faculty members. Here are five campus landscape safety concerns to be aware of:
- Poor Lighting: Poor lighting on campus can make it difficult to see where you’re going at night and can make you more vulnerable to accidents and criminal activity.
2. Uneven Surfaces: Uneven surfaces, such as cracked or broken sidewalks or stairs, can be a tripping hazard for students and faculty.
3. Overgrown Foliage: Overgrown foliage can improve site lines and ensure safety.
4. Drainage Issues: Drainage issues on campus can be a major problem that affects the overall functionality of the institution. Improper drainage can cause flooding, erosion, and damage to buildings, which can be costly to fix. It can also create safety hazards for students, staff, and visitors. When the temperatures start to drop, these areas can be prone to freeze causing slip and falls. To avoid these issues, it is important to have a proper drainage system in place.
5. Inadequate Signage: Inadequate signage can make it difficult for students and faculty to navigate the campus and can lead to confusion and frustration.
At C. Caramanico & Sons, Inc., our landscaping experts offer free site inspections to help ensure the safety of your students, staff, and visitors and avoid costly damage.