During term three, workplaces will be invited to commit to participating in the QTU climate control survey.
The survey will run over a 12 month period and have eight census points. During these weeks, members will be asked to measure the temperature within their classrooms at differing times of the day.
This data will provide the QTU with an insight into the effectiveness of the various climate control measures across the state at different times in the year. It will also assist in informing a review of QTU policy and the Union’s State Budget submission and campaign.
The Union will seek a commitment from the government that it will work with members and review the outcomes of our research to determine its own response to the issue of climate control in schools.
Managing schools during conditions of excessive heat is a very real issue for Queensland schools. That's why this term, QTU members are encouraged to talk about the strategies you can implement to keep staff and students comfortable and safe during a heatwave...
Avoiding heat stress at school
This article on the WorkCover Queensland website discusses some precautions that can be taken to limit the incidence of heat stress.
Climate Control Survey
The data will provide an insight into the effectiveness of various climate control measures across the state at different times in the year.
November 2018 : Members have been provided with this link to the final Climate Control Census for 2018.
It is vital that we achieve a full set of data to use in future campaigns, so your response would be appreciated.
Delegates at State Council in March 2019 will review the results and determine the position the QTU will take around this issue to ensure the ongoing health and well-being of students and staff as the climate becomes more extreme.
Follow the link to complete the survey, preferably during the week of Monday November 5th until Friday November 9th 2018.
Because this survey involves the collection of data over the working day, we recommend that you print and record information on this form then at the end of the day, enter all data you have collected at once via on-line survey link above