As another school year comes to an end, it’s now time to assess and plan for next year’s safety. We advise that education professionals spend this time evaluating what processes are working and updating any that are outdated. Often times, it can be overwhelming to even know where to start. To help, here are three ways you can ensure your school is equipped with practical, up-to-date safety procedures come fall.
1. Schedule Your Staff’s Fire Extinguisher Training
Fire extinguishers are easily accessible throughout the majority of schools. Although they are easy to see, they are not always easy to use. Proper training and handling is required for these products to be used effectively. In fact, when used correctly, fire extinguishers can effectively extinguish fires up to 95% of the time. Our safety professionals at EHS Management offer fire extinguisher training to ensure schools and other educational establishments remain protected from these types of emergency situations.
2. Assess and Revise Current Emergency Action Plans
Most schools already have emergency action plans set in place incase life-threatening or other emergency situations arise. With EHS Management, schools can guarantee that their emergency action plans are both attainable and well-defined. We offer a variety of specialized emergency action plans that fit each of our clients’ unique situations.
3. Consider Hiring an Onsite Contract School Safety Coordinator
Once safety measures are in place, how are they being implemented? One way to monitor their enforcement is to have an on-site professional oversee the facility’s overall safety. Through EHS Management’s school safety services, clients have access to an on-site, contracted School Safety Coordinator. Our safety professional will be on-hand to ensure all safety procedures are followed throughout the facility.
There are a variety of even more ways your facility can be implementing safety procedures heading into the new school year. For more information on our school safety services or to receive a free consultation, please contact our team of professionals.