Bat Removal Procedures
Safety and Risk Management Administrative Guideline
(Bat season runs March through October)
Round Rock Animal Control 512-255-PETS (7387)
Williamson Country Animal Control 512-943-1101
Austin Animal Control 512-972-6060
Never touch a bat, dead or alive, with bare hands
If a bat is on the ground or cannot fly, it is probably sick:
- isolate the area, keep all students away from the area
- call Maintenance Department 512-464-8340 and they will come and capture the bat
- Submit a work order through the Maintenance work order system
- if it is after hours or you can’t reach Maintenance call On-Call at 512-464-4444
If you or Custodian are able to trap the bat before Maintenance arrives:
- move students to another room/area
- avoid direct contact with the bat
- isolate the area by closing doors
- turn on lights
- wait for the bat to land, cover it with a trash can or similar container
- leave bat under container until Maintenance arrives and removes it
- Do not allow students near container at any time
- Custodian should disinfect area
If rabies results are positive, instructions regarding posting notices and other forms of communication will be provided by Safety & Risk Management.
David Gordon, IPM Maintenance – 512-464-8340
George Scherer, Safety & Risk Management – 512-464-5454 or cell 512-468-0574
Round Rock Police/Animal Control – 512-218-5518
Williamson County Animal Control – 512-943-1389
Travis County Animal Control – 512-974-5000
Williamson County Health Dept. – 512-943-3660
David Koch – Grounds
Steven Bradford – Plumbing
Ruben Dominguez – Housekeeping
Manny Castillo – HVAC
Don Miller – General Maintenance
To ensure that all individuals on the RRISD campus are protected from accidental or unexpected activation of mechanical and/or electrical equipment during maintenance, repairing, cleaning, servicing, or adjusting of prime movers, machinery, or equipment.
Activation/Energization – To set machinery into motion by starting, switching, pushing, moving or otherwise engaging power sources for such equipment. To provide a flow of electricity or complete a circuit that is the main power source for the machinery/equipment.
Affected Employee – An employee whose job requires him/her to operate or use a machine or equipment on which servicing or maintenance is being performed under lockout or tagout, or whose job requires him/her to work in an area in which such servicing or maintenance is being performed
Authorized employee – A person who locks out or tags out machines or equipment in order to perform servicing or maintenance on that machine or equipment. An affected employee becomes an authorized employee when that employee’s duties include performing servicing or maintenance covered under this section.
“Capable of being locked out” – An energy isolating device is capable of being locked out if it has a hasp or other means of attachment to which, or through which, a lock can be affixed, or it has a locking mechanism built into it. Other energy isolating devices are capable of being locked out, if lockout can be achieved without the need to dismantle, rebuild or replace the energy-isolating device, or permanently alter its energy control capability.
Energy control procedures – Use of lockout/tagout equipment to ensure safe work practices.
Energized – Connected to an energy source or containing residual or stored energy.
Energy isolating device – A mechanical device that physically prevents the transmission or release of energy, including but not limited to the following:
- A manually operated electrical circuit breaker, a disconnect switch, a manually operated switch by which the conductors of a circuit can be disconnected from all ungrounded supply conductors and, in addition, no pole can be operated independently,
- A line valve
- A block, and
- Any similar device used to block or isolate energy.
- Pushbuttons, selector switches and other control circuit type devices are not energy isolating devices.
Energy Source – Any source of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal or other energy.
Lockout – The placement of a lockout device on an energy isolating device, in accordance with an established procedure, ensuring that the energy isolating device and the equipment being controlled cannot be operated until the lockout device is removed.
Lockout device – A device that utilizes a positive means such as a lock, either key or combination type, to hold an energy isolating device in the safe position and prevent the energizing of a machine or equipment. Included are blank flanges and bolted slip blinds.
Normal production operations – The utilization of a machine or equipment to perform its intended production function.
Servicing and/or maintenance – Workplace activities such as constructing, installing, setting up, adjusting, inspecting, modifying, and maintaining and/or servicing machines or equipment. These activities include lubrication, cleaning or de-jamming of machines or equipment and making adjustments or tool changes, where the employee may be exposed to the unexpected energized/startup of the equipment or release of hazardous energy.
Setting up – Any work performed to prepare a machine or equipment to perform its normal production operation.
Tagout – The placement of a tagout device on an energy isolating device, in accordance with an established procedure, to indicate that the energy isolating device and the equipment being controlled may not be operated until the tagout device is removed.
Tagout device – A prominent warning device, such as a tag and a means of attachment, which can be securely fastened to an energy isolating device in accordance with an established procedure, to indicate that the energy isolating device and the equipment being controlled may not be operated until the tagout device is removed.
4.1 Maintenance Department
- Ensure that the lockout/tagout procedures are in compliance with OSHA requirements.
- Provide annual training to employees affected by lockout/tagout procedures.
- Inspect energy control procedures and practices at least annually to ensure that general and specific lockout/tagout procedures are being followed.
- Persons other than those employees directly utilizing energy control procedures must carry out inspections.
- Inspections will include a review between the Foreman and each authorized employee, of that employee’s responsibilities under the energy control procedure being inspected.
- Certify that periodic inspections have been performed on all lockout/tagout equipment.
- Maintain a file of all RRISD equipment, machinery, and operations that require the use of lockout/tagout procedures. The file will include the location, description, power source and primary hazards of equipment/machinery, a list of the primary operators/maintenance personnel and a list of lockout/tagout equipment that is used and maintained on site.
4.2 Directors, Assistant Directors, Foremen
- Ensure that each supervisor adheres to procedures.
- Ensure that each employee and each off campus employee ( contractors ) engaging in work requiring locking/tagging out of energy sources understands and adheres to adopted procedures.
- Assure that employees have received training in energy control procedures prior to operating the machinery or equipment.
- Provide and maintain necessary equipment and resources, including accident prevention signs, tags, padlocks, seals and/or other similarly effective means.
- Adhere to Specific Procedures as outlined in this document for all tasks that require the use of lockout/tagout procedures as defined.
- Maintain lockout/tagout supplies in maintenance vehicles.
RRISD Employees will receive annual lockout/tagout training.
7.1 Inspection Records
- Maintenance Department will maintain inspection records.
- Department will complete and maintain all LOCKOUT/TAGOUT INSPECTION FORMS.
7.2 The Maintenance Department will maintain training records. Training records will include an outline of topics covered and a sign in sheet of those employees attending.
8.1 The following tag colors are used by the school district
Electrical – Red
HVAC – Blue
Sp. Sys. – Green
Gen. Maint. – Orange
Plumbing – Purple
Stationary – Teal
Food Service – Yellow
- fill out and sign a Tool Purchase Request Form.
- forward form to the Supervisor along with the damaged or broken tool.
Responsible for Maintaining and Updating employee’s Tool Inventory List
- confirm the Tool needs to be replaced & fill out Lost tool Form
- delete damaged or broken tool from employee’s inventory list
- fill out and sign the New Tool Request Form and
- hand over damaged or broken Tool and Request Form to Inventory Control Tech.
Inventory Control Tech
- will collect damaged or broken tool and put in designated location for proper disposal as directed by District policy
- will add the damaged or broken tool to the Damaged Tool Inventory List along with the department and employee it belonged to
- sign the request form
- Request will then go to the Assistant Director for verification of all three signatures (Employee, Supervisor, Inventory Control Tech. ) and sign the Tool Request Form
- give pink copy to Office personnel for filing purposes
- if required, give the Inventory Tech. the Tool Request Form with the Bid No. or Quotes to obtain a Purchase Order, OR
- Purchase Tool with “P” Card
- Add to the employee’s inventory list
- Give copy with receipt to the Office personnel