Tips To Improve The Safety Of Your School

January 30, 2015

padlock with chain against books closeupIf we asked you to rate your school’s safety on a scale of 1-10, 1 being barely protected and 10 being overly secure, what would you say? At Nickerson Corporation, we’re rooting for you to come out with a 10, but should you feel that your school’s safety borders on the fence of a 4 or a 5, we have a few ways that you can work to get it back up to the top, courtesy of the National Association of School Psychologists –

  • Have security personnel strategically placed inside and outside of the building at all times.
  • Increase the lighting in hallways, classrooms, locker rooms and bathrooms.
  • Keep classrooms, gyms and cafeterias clean and well maintained.
  • Prohibit the use of stairwells in areas that drive less traffic.
  • Inspect parking lots, sidewalks and playgrounds for potential danger zones and repair as needed.
  • Lock all utility closets or unoccupied classrooms to minimize potential hiding spots.
  • Implement a sign in procedure for all guests who enter the building.
  • Know which staff members have access to the building at all times of the day.

In a previous blog, we outlined three New Year’s Resolutions for teachers to use as a guide when deciding what goals they wanted to set for the new year; it’s not too late to add improving your school’s safety to the list! As you go through safety procedures and features, we highly recommend taking a look at the locks you have on your building’s main entrances, lockers and classrooms. If you feel uneasy about the systems you have to keep your school secure, we have new state of the art solutions that can put your mind at ease.

For more information on the lock products we offer, click here or contact us at (631) 666-0200; your safety depends on it!