Schools safety and security always need to be optimized making them safe havens. They need to be places where parents can send their children without worry and where children can learn without fear with guaranteed security and safety of everyone within the school environment. For these reasons schools are responsible for the implementation of security measures and conducting more formal risk assessments in order to identify their key security concerns.
Shared responsibility for school safety
But just what does school safety entail? School safety is defined as schools and school-related activities where students are safe from violence, bullying, harassment, and substance use. Safe schools promotes the protection of students from violence, exposure to weapons and threats, theft, bullying, and the sale or use of illegal substances on school grounds.
“External” incidents, including unsupervised visitors, gang activity, Trespassing-intrusion to school premises, vandalism, arson and burglary, are ranked higher in all incidents.
What effective solutions can be deployed to solve school security challenges? Let us have a look at a few.
Installation of CCTV and Access control systems.
Understand the importance of having “layers” of security, one is fencing the entire institution.
Reviewing school security strategies at least annually with involvement of experts.
Personal safety training such as violence and aggression management, defusing violent situations, self defence and training in risk management.
A proactive approach to emergency management and loss prevention.
Solutions for safe and secure schools
Further to putting in place these measures, virtual security management is foundational to the optimisation of security and safety efficiencies in schools. With virtual security management, costs reduce drastically, efficacious working is attained and transparencies increased hence guaranteeing exponential growth.
At www.optisafe.info we are focussed on providing safety systems that go beyond compliance for schools optimized security and safety. With our vast experience, OptiSafe has not only kept up with the pace of changing technology in Health and Safety but has endeavored to stay ahead of the pack. Our managed service plan includes a readily accessible Health and Safety Policy, 24-hour access to our call line for any advice or help needed and Legal Consultation concerning Occupational Health and Safety.
Call us on +254718529975 or 020 7909011 to discuss your School security and safety requirements. You can also email us on firstname.lastname@example.org