Mobilize Your School Safety Plans

With the spring semester back in swing, it’s time to take a good hard look at your safety plans to make sure you’ve fully prepared your staff and students in the event of a disaster. See the benefits of mobilizing your safety plan.

The right mobility tools can take your safety plans from paper directly into your staff and students’ hands.

Now that the spring semester has begun, your campus will be once again flooded with students and staff. The common areas will soon be filled with students meeting to discuss projects, hanging out between classes, and hurrying to and from their dorms and school buildings. This uptick in campus activity brings your school alive with a hum of activity – but it’s also a reminder for you to stay on top of your safety plans.

Getting Ready for a New Semester

From natural disasters to acts of violence, you’ve most likely already got a plan in place that’s carefully thought out. However, it’s always good to review and refresh so that you’ve optimized safety on campus and keep your staff ready should an emergency take place. Some of our key tips for keeping your safety plans updated include:

  • Holding mock campus security drills at least twice a year to prepare staff for emergency situations
  • Updating your safety plan to reflect changes made throughout the previous year and lessons learned from your mock security drills
  • Assessing safety equipment such as cameras, emergency call boxes, fire extinguishers, etc. to ensure they are in proper working order
  • Getting staff and students involved for notifications of potential safety threats in the classroom, such as student violence or regulation violations

But if you’re still relying on paper plans it can be difficult and costly to update your data and get the information out to everyone who needs it – and that’s where mobile can help.

Mobilize Your Safety

Almost everyone has a smartphone these days, so why not take advantage of those devices? Some of the best benefits of a mobile safety plan include:

  • Real-time information sent out with push notifications
  • Safety plans stored digitally, making them easier to access and update
  • Students and staff have easy access to the info they need immediately

A mobile safety app has a multitude of benefits that can aid in not only getting out information and updates on a situation to everyone on campus, but also help you receive on the ground data such as teacher inspections and student reports. With the push of a button from the app, anyone who has been granted access can send a notification to administration about an emergency on campus.

Plans at Your Fingertips

Using a mobile safety platform, like SchoolDude’s CrisisManager, allows you to update response procedures in real-time including building diagrams, campus maps and emergency phone numbers. Your school’s safety plans are also available with or without a Wi-Fi connection, are fully customizable and password-protected. With a wide variety of emergency categories, you’ll be able to uploaded plans for almost any scenario, from inclement weather to a bomb threat. For more information, we invite you to check out SchoolDude’s website.

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