In our last blog, we discussed getting your critical safety teams up and running as this will set the foundation for your success throughout the school year. In this blog, we are going to go through our final checks to ensure that you are ready. Over the past couple of months, you have been going through your review and improvement processes, to close out the last school year, and going through the planning process to ensure you build upon the successes and lessons learned from last year. With all of that said you should be ready to tackle the new year. But now we are going to complete one final check and make sure. We are also going to revisit the need to manage your assets and what that means for you and your future.
First let’s go over the major components of your schedule and what it is that you should likely be doing this week if you haven’t already done them:
In essence, it's crucial to establish a comprehensive checklist encompassing all necessary tasks. Thoroughly revisiting this checklist ensures your preparedness, whether you feel fully prepared or not. The challenges are approaching, so readiness is key.
Again, all of this is something that you have likely already addressed and taken care of, but now we have to take a look at all of our safety and security assets. Just for review, a safety asset is just about anything you need, within your safety and security program, that needs to be regularly checked, inspected, and validated that it is working as designed to ensure that it will work when you need it to as you expect it to. With that, we are not only looking to inspect those assets that we know are working but those that were identified as needing to be fixed or replaced to make sure that they have been. Especially with new assets put in place during the summer, we need to check them to make sure that they are working properly, and that the people who need to administer those systems are trained and understand what they are supposed to do.
Here are a few of the systems and assets that will need one final check before you open your doors:
The bottom line is that you should be looking at and/or creating your checklists to make sure you don’t miss anything that will be critical to the success and safety of your schools and organizations.