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May 27, 2022

Kingsland Walk Senior Living Plant Operations Allows No Slip Ups With Building Safety

Category: Health & Wellness

Author: Dave Roulx, Plant Operations Director

Building Safety Month takes place in May every year and is internationally recognized for raising awareness in keeping buildings safe. 

This initiative unites industries, associations, academia, and government under a common goal to protect the public by creating a safe and resilient environment. Our primary focus as the Plant Operations Team at Kingsland Walk Senior Living University City, MO is keeping our residents, visitors, and staff safe.

There are certain tasks that I perform regularly to safeguard our community. I am constantly checking that emergency lighting and emergency exit signs are working properly. I also routinely check access controls on our doors, as well as properly functioning egress capabilities.

I see my role as Plant Operations Director being the person responsible for ensuring that all of our building safety devices are functioning properly, so that when and if an emergency should arise, we will be as prepared as possible. I am most proud of my monthly fire drill training. I know this is very important for life safety and the more prepared my staff can be, the safer I know my residents will be. 

I also practice building safety at home. I always leave the front porch light on; a lighted house is safer than a poorly lit one. I make sure that all my doors are locked before going to bed and I have a dog who will alert me if anyone is messing around outside.

Kingsland Walk Senior Living in University City, MO offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include Maybellene’s Restaurant, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and comfortable community living spaces. Located in the heart of University City just one block North of Delmar Boulevard with convenient access to the vibrant dining and shopping on The Loop and within minutes of St. Louis’s greatest attractions, including Forest Park, the Science Center, St. Louis Zoo, and more!

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