SchoolDude offers back-to-school tips to revisit, revamp safety plans.
As students across the nation head back to campus now and in the coming weeks, campus safety leaders have an opportunity to review their safety plans and ensure that emergency guidelines are properly in place.
SchoolDude, a provider of operations management solutions and the creator of mobile safety platform CrisisManager, is offering five tips to campus school leaders for maintaining school safety.
“Prior to the start of the new school year, it is important for administrators to reexamine all emergency preparation guidelines to ensure response plans are effective and up-to-date,” said Nick Mirisis, director of marketing and business development, SchoolDude. “Safety plans should be shared with faculty, staff and students and on mobile platforms for greater accessibility to emergency procedures for all types of crisis situations – no matter the size or scope.”
(Next page: The five campus safety guidelines)
SchoolDude advises campus administrators and safety personnel to:
1. Assess the risks
School safety plans should be developed according to the needs and requirements of the university, school district and/or community. Conduct an overall assessment to identify common risks.
2. Review existing plans
Make any necessary updates to guarantee emergency contact information, building details and safety protocols are current. Also, determine if additional plans are needed for new school facilities or for any other emergency scenarios.
3. Readdress communication procedures
Verify that plans are reaching constituents. Consider a multi-layered approach including traditional paper-based safety materials as well as a mobile safety platform.
4. Make advance connections with first responders
Connect with local police, fire departments and other first responders about your safety protocols. Familiarize first responders with your school emergency plans including response and drill procedures and building diagrams.
5. Empower constituents with actionable response plans
Offer teachers, staff and faculty safety plans with detailed response procedures. Reviewing plans with constituents based on their roles and responsibilities at school prior to an emergency will help them take action when it matters most.
SchoolDude’s CrisisManager is a mobile safety platform that helps make emergency plans and safety procedures immediately and readily available to K-12 and higher education institutions via mobile devices at all times.
CrisisManager’s safety plans, accessible to individuals with or without a Wi-Fi connection, are fully customizable based on an organization’s needs and/or scenario, e.g., severe weather, school delays/cancellations, violence, and can be updated at any time.
For more information, visit schooldude.com/crisismanager.
Material from a press release was used in this report.
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