6 School Safety Tips Every Administrator Should Read

School safety is critical when caring for children. Being safe in school begins with the administrator. Every administrator must understand the importance of safety and thoroughly comprehend safety procedures.

Safety Tips for the Classroom

Nobody wants to be in a dangerous situation, especially not at school. However, sometimes crises happen. Therefore, it is essential to stay calm, safe and have plans and procedures in place to prevent emergencies from happening. The following safety tips will ensure a safe classroom all year. Click To Tweet

1. Create Classroom Safety Rules
2. Keep Exits Clear
3. Keep Hazardous Items Locked Up
4. Reduce Tripping Hazards
5. Keep an Emergency Evacuation Plan Near the Door
6. Make Sure Staff are Up-to-Date on CPR and First-Aid Training

1. Create Classroom Safety Rules

Teachers should create a specific set of safety rules if the school doesn’t already have their own set of rules in place. They should be reviewed on the first day of class, and students should be tested on them shortly after. The rules can also be hung up in the classroom for students to always see.

2)Keep Exits Clear

In case of an emergency, exits always need to be clear of desks, backpacks, and clutter. This will ensure that students and teachers can get out of the classroom quickly and efficiently during an evacuation.

3)Keep Hazardous Items Locked Up

Depending on the age of the students, this could be items like scissors, hole punches, and super glue. It can also be lab ingredients and cleaning supplies. Anything that has a warning on the label should be locked in a cabinet or drawer to prevent accidents.

4) Reduce Tripping Hazards

Children are prone to having untied shoelaces and leaving their backpacks in the middle of the aisles. As an administrator, it is crucial to stay on top of this. Check the aisles for tripping hazards such as hoodies, backpacks, and cords often. Also, remind students to tie their shoes. Ensure your classroom is safe by reminding students to keep the aisles clear at all times.

5) Keep an Emergency Evacuation Plan Near the Door

Every classroom has an emergency evacuation plan for fires, intruders and natural disasters. It’s very important to review these plans with students and practice what to do with annual drills. Keep the plans posted in the classroom by the front door so that you always know where they are, even during a crisis.

Pro Tip: Keep a copy of your school’s emergency plans in your desk drawer.

6) Make Sure Staff are Up-to-Date on CPR and First-Aid Training

CPR and first-aid training are life-saving skills to have. Performing CPR could possibly save a students life. Our CPR and First-Aid Classes will educate instructors on how to stay calm and react quickly in case of an emergency. We offer On-Site Classes, Online Training, and Group Classes

Stay Safe

Administrators and students spend the majority of their time in the classroom. That is why it is an absolute necessity to be prepared for an emergency. Following the tips above will ensure school safety.

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