Bad ventilation at your workplace? You can do this!
A well-ventilated workplace is important for the health and proper functioning of you and your students. Is that the case in your classroom? Check what you can do in 6 steps.
The CO2 concentration is a good yardstick to find out whether there is sufficient ventilation.
#Place CO2 meters in the classrooms and in other crowded places within the building. Is the CO2 concentration above 800 ppm? Additional measures may need to be taken, such as renewing air filters
#Can there be insufficient ventilation? Then the classroom does not meet the standards of the Arbo and the RIVM
The management is obliged to ensure adequate ventilation. when you go to school
If the department cannot solve this itself, it must be reported as an urgent problem
be with a facility service or with the board. If colleagues have doubts
(continue to) exist about whether the ventilation is in order, an investigation by a
provide clarity to an independent third party. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has
subsidy made available for improving the indoor climate in schools.
The mr or or can also raise ventilation problems and make agreements about this
to do with school management. In the case of occupational health and safety measures, which concern safety and
health, mr and or have consenting rights. They may also insist on
research by experts. Furthermore, these councils can obtain external advice themselves, for example from the Knowledge Center Ruimte-OK, the GGD or the trade union.
If your employer fails to take measures, you can report it to the Labor Inspectorate. You can get that message do online. AOb-policy officer Marcel Koning: “An employer must comply with the Working Conditions Act! He or she may be far away in a board office, but no one is allowed to work in an unhealthy and harmful indoor climate.” And, he adds: it has been known for 2 years that a CO15 concentration that is too high is bad for health and learning performance. “Corona has demonstrably increased the urgency to tackle this. So sit on top of that, as parents and staff in the mr. This is the moment.”
You can also make a report together with the AOb. Then send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org The inspectorate must always take action when reporting a trade union, mr or or.
In rooms where the applicable standards for adequate ventilation in severe
degree are exceeded, you do not teach. Pull together as colleagues to realize a healthy workplace. Also inform parents and students, it is also about their health.
Finally, you have the right to work under Article 29 of the Working Conditions Act
interrupt if the room in which you are teaching is not adequate. If in doubt, please contact us first. Download the sample letter and read the accompanying explanation (note: word file) to put down your work.
De AOb made several guidelines on the subject of ventilation that can help you further.
#Download the guideline for basic education
#Download the step-by-step plan: 'Bad ventilation at your workplace? You can do this'
#Read the article: 'No excuses, work on clean air in schools'
#Handy app from Boink with tips about ventilation. Download for free.