Regular Cleaning:

  • Dust and debris can accumulate on equipment over time, affecting performance and causing overheating. Use appropriate cleaning tools and solutions to regularly clean equipment, including computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, and peripherals.
  • Use compressed air to remove dust from vents, fans, and other hard-to-reach areas.
  • Avoid using abrasive or harsh cleaning agents that could damage sensitive components.

Proper Ventilation:

  • Ensure that equipment is adequately ventilated to prevent overheating. Avoid blocking air vents or placing equipment in enclosed spaces with limited airflow.
  • Position computers and other heat-generating devices away from walls and other objects to allow for proper air circulation.

Safe Handling:

  • Handle ICT equipment with care to avoid physical damage or mishandling. Use proper lifting techniques when moving heavy equipment.
  •  Avoid placing heavy objects on top of computers or other devices, as this can cause damage to internal components.
  • Use protective cases or covers to shield equipment from accidental spills, bumps, or drops.

Power Management:

  • Turn off equipment when not in use to conserve energy and prolong the lifespan of components.
  • Always use power strips or surge protectors to protect equipment from power surges and voltage fluctuations.
  • Avoid overloading electrical circuits by connecting too many devices to a single outlet.

Software Maintenance:

  • Keep operating systems, drivers, and software applications up to date with the latest patches and updates to ensure compatibility and security.
  • Regularly scan computers for malware and viruses using reputable antivirus software.
  • Uninstall unnecessary or unused software to free up disk space and improve system performance.

User Education:

  • Educate lab users on proper equipment usage, care, and handling procedures.
  • Provide training sessions or workshops on basic troubleshooting techniques and how to report equipment issues to lab staff.
  • Encourage users to report any problems or concerns promptly to prevent further damage or downtime.

Follow care and safety guidelines to maintain your ICT lab equipment, ensuring its longevity and value. Your cooperation fosters a positive and safe learning environment. Promote safety awareness to create a secure, productive lab space.