Safety is on our minds these days whether it is physical safety, mental health awareness, or protection from a health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. You may feel overwhelmed when deciding which safety vendor would provide the perfect tools for your school or organization. Most vendors will adequately address emergency communication, but you should keep in mind that this is only one way to protect your stakeholders. Successful emergency management begins with the prevention phase to stop problems before they occur. Next, you’ll need tools for the preparation phase so you know how to respond if and when the time comes. The response phase, which is what most people think of when it comes to emergencies, actually can be divided further into stages. Finally, the recovery phase must be taken into consideration to fully resolve issues arising from emergencies. You need to choose a safety vendor that offers a comprehensive platform that integrates well with other systems, complete with tools that cover all of these phases.
Let’s explore these 4 phases of emergency management in more detail:
Prevention You may often think about responding to emergencies, but there are tools available to help you to prevent them before they start.Prevention is the action taken to decrease the likelihood that a disruptive incident or emergency will occur.Ensure that you have a system in place for reporting risks, assessing student threats, and managing facility audits. This type of proactive data collection will serve as much needed warnings and will hopefully help you to stop incidents from occurring. For example, CrisisGo’s Safety Intervention Manager includes early and anonymous real-time two-way reporting through various communication methods, behavioral intervention management, and threat and concerning behavior identification and management, with the unique ability to intervene at the appropriate level for each case. If you create a positive and supportive educational environment, you will have the best opportunity to identify and prevent violence on your campus.
The value of CrisisGo is that we stand out from our competitors by having a comprehensive platform, Safety iResponse, that covers all 4 phases of emergency management, with tools to help at each phase. We will meet our customers where they are by providing them with a quick win in elevated safety awareness and participation. We also optimize safety management to save you time and money by focusing on integrations. To discover more, request a demo with us. We are here to help you at every step of the way as you strive to reach the ultimate levels of safety.