Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Training ~ School Safety A~Z
In order for procedures to be put in place in a real life setting training needs to occur for those who will lead the actions. Staff members need to be trained on what is expected of them during a lock down. Students need training and information on what they need to do to follow the direction of school staff. Security issues change and it is imperative that training be consistent and constant. It is recommended that an agenda item regarding Safety be on every administrators meeting with staff. Keeping up to date will ensure that our children are in the safest place possible. Training and professional development will enable staff to learn and hear from safety professionals to be up to date on current developments in the school safety field.
Boston was a great example of training:
"All of the routine disaster rehearsals, coordinated training, and special awareness of the types of injuries they would be treating meant that clinical staff were poised to act. These well-practised plans undoubtedly served to minimise injuries and loss of life."