Vulnerability Assessments are a Vital Part of Emergency Planning
In matters involving safety and security, it is important to first have a clear understanding of your school’s security vulnerabilities. The risk assessment is the tool that provides such information.
A risk assessment is a thorough look at your school to identify those structures, situations, processes and environmental conditions that may cause harm, particularly to people. In basic terms, a risk assessment is a list of things that can go wrong and what you can do to prevent those incidents. Risk assessments are connected to all phases of emergency management and can help to build customized planning for the school.
Assessments are an integral part of a good safety and security management program. They can help to:
- Identify who or what may be at risk
- Determine if existing measures are adequate or need improvement
- Make recommendations and guide you in implementing measures to mitigate any areas of vulnerability to reduce your risk.
The ALICE Training Institute has board certified experts that can assist your school in performing this important task. Our program is designed to maximize the effectiveness of a risk analysis while keeping costs low. In performing risk assessments the school can show their commitment to continuous improvement, reduce potential liabilities and increase productivity when risk-related issues are properly addressed.