As a parent, what are the 7 most important safety features to look for in a hostel for your child
As a hostel provider , we understand a parent’s concern for their child’s safety, especially when they are away from home. Have they eaten properly? Are they safe in the place they are staying at? What are the types of people they are mingling with? The stress list is never-ending. We just want to let you know that these are all valid reasons to worry about and that is why we have made it easier for you. There are 5 most important safety features, you as a parent need to look for in a hostel for your child.
Biometric provides a high level of security. Biometric technology will have a record of who all are staying in hostels, along with their fingerprints, so whenever they go out or come back , it will have the record of the timing and the attendance in the hostel.
Everyone wants to feel safe in hostels, so CCTV Surveillance systems should be there in hostel premises to prevent hostel theft, mainly for hostel security purposes. This also helps in identifying conflicts and keeping a track of who is visiting and when. It just brings peace of mind to the parents as well as the hostellers.
This is like the most important concern for the situation we have been in now. Because of that, hygiene should be of utmost priority in hostels. In the hostel, every student comes from a different place, so it is necessary that the hostel maintains proper covid precaution for everyone who stays there. Regular thermal check ups at all entry and exit points, sanitisation facilities at all hotspots across campus, complete hostel sanitisation, biomedical disposable bins on all floors, Covid-19 testing tie ups should be there. A check on what they are doing to maintain social distance in the hostel, deems necessary as well
Emergency preparedness is a team sport. Make sure the hostel has trained staff for emergencies and first aid in case of a student’s health emergency. In case of power outage there should be a power back up for uninterrupted electricity supply. Fire extinguishers should be there in the hostel in case there is a fire emergency.
Food Sanitisation Checks
Food area of the hostel should be properly sanitized including the sitting area, kitchen and restrooms. The cooks and all the staff should maintain proper hygiene of the food while making food for students. Look on the website of the hostel how they are maintaining food hygiene.
Food quality control
There should be trained people for handling food. It should follow the FSSAI guidelines. All raw and cooked vegetables must be tested before serving it to the hostellers.
Quality of other residents staying
As a parent you want the best for your child, you constantly hope they meet the inspiring and amazing people in life and wrong association with any group can affect their whole life. So before choosing a hostel for your child, examine what kind of student community is staying there.