WHEN THE HEATING IS ON:
1. KEEP WINDOWS CLOSED.
Windows should be opened wide to air the room when cleaning or bedmaking, make sure windows are closed before leaving the room, especially at night unless the resident requests otherwise.
If it is necessary to open the windows at other times, return after 5 minutes and close them.
Regulate the heating according to the weather.
2. KEEP EXTERNAL DOORS CLOSED
3. TURN OFF ALL UNECESSARY LIGHTS
Only lights in dark corridors may be left on all day.
All lights in rooms and light corridors should be turned off before breakfast.
Turn lights off when the sun comes out.
Residents only require lights during the day in the rooms when they are reading. Turn off if resident is not in room.
4. PLEASE DRESS ALL RESIDENTS IN WARM CLOTHING DURING THE WINTER MONTHS
5. TURN OFF ALL UNNECESSARY APPLIANCES
Washing should be dried outside or over airing racks in laundry room. This is the responsibility of all care staff and laundry staff.
Only use tumble dryer when absolutely necessary for 20 minutes maximum to reduce ironing load.