While some rooms are provided with bunk beds or loftable beds, most are equipped with standard issue beds.
If your bed was designed to be lofted, please contact Facility Services if you need assistance lofting your bed. Their work order request system can be accessed here.
Bates EHS recommends using bed risers (small, plastic, sets of 4) if your bed is not designed to be lofted. These are available at many local stores and are an inexpensive and safe solution to raise your bed to increase storage space.
Bates EHS recommends use of a bed rail for all lofted beds, to prevent falls.
Lofted beds may not impede exit from the room and may not interfere with the operation of sprinkler systems. All items (including the top of a bed) must be a minimum of 18 inches below any sprinkler head.
To make your space and that of other people around you safer, we urge you to particularly pay attention to few items listed here.
For more information about safety at Bates, please contact:
Environmental, Health & Safety at 6413 or 8226.