11 School Safety Mistakes Found During Site Assessments
Can you spot the school safety mistakes in these actual site assessment photos?
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One way to help ensure no safety or security issues slip through the cracks is through a security and vulnerability assessment (SVA).
An SVA for each school includes a systematic, physical examination of the interior of the building(s), the perimeter/parking lots and the surrounding areas. They allow campuses to find areas of liabilities they may not know existed, develop strategies for prevention and mitigation, and learn how to recover from manmade or natural events. They also help campuses identify their strengths.
Gary Sigrist, CEO and president of Safeguard Risk Solutions and a retired school district safety director, conducts dozens of SVAs each year. In his site assessments, he takes photos to illustrate safety hazards and gaps in emergency preparedness but also strong safety practices. Gary has provided us with hundreds of these photos in hopes that they will help our Campus Safety readers with their own safety and security planning.
Want more? Here are the links to our previous SVA photo installments:
- 10 School Safety Dos and Don’ts Caught on Camera by Security Consultants
- 13 Times K-12 Schools Got Security Very, Very Wrong (And 6 Times They Got It Right)
- 10 Times Hospitals Screwed Up Security (And 5 Times They Nailed It)
- Can You Spot the Mistakes in These Campus Security Photos?
- D’oh! Don’t Make These 10 Ridiculous Campus Security Mistakes
- Are You Making These 9 Hospital Security Mistakes?
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