We want our kids to feel safe when we send them to school. No matter their grade level, students shouldn’t have to worry about their safety on campus. However, guaranteeing complete safety is nearly impossible. That’s why it’s always important to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to improve student safety:
- Complete Safety Assessments
- Frequently Inspect Equipment
- Offer Mental Health Assistance
- Install Safety & Security Window Film
Complete Safety Assessments
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, comprehensive safety assessments are essential to improving school safety. Safety assessments determine potential threats and vulnerabilities. They help schools develop contingency plans so they can better prepare for emergencies. By identifying areas of opportunity, schools can know where to focus on strengthening security to improve student safety.
Frequently Inspect Equipment
Ensuring school equipment is in good working condition through regular inspections is a simple way to help keep students safe. For example, frequently inspecting door locks, fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and other school equipment can ensure everything is working as it should. This also makes sure students, teachers, and administrators will be notified if something were to happen.
Offer Mental Health Assistance
Many school attackers illustrate a history of depression and suicidal thoughts. Offering mental health assistance can ensure students get the proper support they need. School psychologists or counselors can work with troubled students to identify potential security issues and provide interference if necessary. Furthermore, family life, social media, and schoolwork can all affect a student’s well-being. That’s why access to mental health resources is crucial for fostering a safe learning environment.
Install Safety & Security Window Film
Are you looking for a more tangible way to protect your students? 3M™ Safety and Security Window Film for Schools offers an invisible layer of protection. It is engineered to deter intruders and reduce hazards associated with flying shards of broken glass. If an intruder were to try to break through the glass, it would hold the glass together for up to two additional minutes, deterring entry and minimizing injury. Every second counts in an emergency. As a result, delaying intrusion even by a few minutes can give emergency responders extra time to respond.
Keep Your Students Safe for Years to Come
Safety and security film for schools doesn’t just offer a quick return on investment. While it eventually pays for itself, it is also warrantied for up to 15 years. So make a long-lasting impact on student safety and strengthen vulnerable glass with window film. Learn more about how window film can benefit your school by scheduling a free consultation with General Solar today.
General Solar Company remains one of the most highly regarded window film companies in the Washington DC area since 1969. In that time, we have built a reputation for professionalism, integrity, and exceptional service. We serve clients in Washington DC, Montgomery County, Rockville and Bethesda, Maryland, and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment for a free estimate, give us a call today at 301-231-9500 or contact us using this form.