Safe School


As a head of the school:

Educational institution please note there are stringent laws in place for school building construction and maintaining the schools/education institutions. Here is a brief observation on the point of safe school.

Whenever a disaster takes place in the campus or in school bus people from all walks of life and relevant authorities will question our unpreparedness or question the lapses in following the safety rules.

If 100% implication of rules is not possible, please incorporate appropriate safety features in your school premises.

A general commonsense with sincere thought process can make your school premises a safe place for the children.

Children should receive education in a safe and secured environment, So it is requested that the school managements take timely and general safety steps as may be required time to time.

Be optima in finalising the total student intake. Please follow the guided ratio of classroom area vs. number of students rule.

Make sure you have two exit /entry to all floors.

The staircase must be provided with hand railing.

Natural light and ventilation is a must in the classrooms.

School Chemical laboratory and kitchen should be adequately secured with appropriate fire extinguishing equipment and the staff and the student of above the age of 13 years should be trained to use the fire extinguishers.

Educate children about safety preparedness and emergency evacuation

Instruct the sports and games coach to strictly adhere the safety rules of the specific game and sports.

School children transport vehicles must follow 100% rules of the Road Transport Authority and a periodical check by third party is advised.

Wash Room (TOILET) for boys and girls must be maintained well, with standard washroom signage posted appropriately.

Keep Safe drinking water with in reach.

Make sure the electrical power supply distribution box and terminals are well laid with all safety elements and child protection gadgets in place.

Safety steps for educational tours are a matter of great concern. Tour program should be organized with authorized travel agent.

Follow the educational department guide lines in matters of educational tour/ cultural tours originating form the school.

Provide complete pre-information on travelling places including the risk factors to students and their parents.

‘Exit’ signage at appropriate places in the school campus.

No lock and key be maintained to any staircase or emergency exit.

First aid kits in each floor be maintained.

Emergency telephone numbers and list of persons to be contacted in case of emergency should be displayed in the notice board.

Playground should continuously be under the surveillance of sports coach or security guard.

As a parent:

In selecting a school for your child you may keep these point in mind.
  • Give priority for a school closer to your residence (in some developed countries this is mandatory practice)
  • Visit the school along with your kid to experience and check the environment with reference to the above safety points.
  • Check the validity of official reorganization of the school status. Recognition/permission from State or Central Govt., is a must.
  • Check if the school bus fulfills all the regulations laid by the Road Transport Authority of the region.
  • Note down the bus driver or bus service operator mobile numbers.
  • Interact with drivers and remind them of safe driving and orderliness.
  • Educate your kid to follow the attendant/driver instructions while traveling in the school bus.
  • Check your child’s school Web site or call the school office to request a copy of the school’s emergency plan. Keep a copy at home and at your work place.

For Kids:

    Children must be aware of preparedness for potential hazards of any kind that can affect any campus. Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, and catastrophes, such as chemical spills, biological threats, are potential hazards that can affect any campus. We must be prepared for all of these, as well as man-made crises, which can come in the form of bomb threats, terrorism or violence on campus.

School Bus Safety:

  • While at the bus stop, wait in a safe place.
  • Never speak to strangers at the bus stop.
  • Never accept goodies form strangers.
  • Enter the bus in single file holding the handrail.
  • After boarding the bus go directly to a seat.
  • Remain seated, facing forward the entire ride.
  • Never throw things in the bus or out of the windows.
  • Never play with the emergency exits.
  • Do not sneak out of the bus window.
  • Do not distract the driver’s attention.
  • If you have to cross the road after getting off the school bus , wait for the bus to go first.

Campus

  • In games and sports play safely with all required safety accessories properly secured and follow the coach’s instructions strictly.
  • Prevent ragging
  • Teach your child to respond calmly and firmly.
  • Remind your child not to ‘show-off’ about owning expensive things.
  • Your child should not carry a large amount of money.
  • If a schoolmate hits your child, he/she should tell a supervisor or a teacher immediately.
  • Remember to tell your child that violence never solved anything.
  • Your child must avoid fighting.
    Note:there are stringent laws in place for school building construction and maintaining the school and education institutions. The above note only a brief observation in the point of children safety.
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