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Facility Risk Assessment for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program

Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program 2018, for each identified at-risk location, the following information shall be considered in the risk assessment and made available to the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

Preventing theft in school environments 

As most educators are aware the more time you have spent in a school environment the more likely it is that you will have experienced an accident at the school, or you will someday.

Playground safety

Four key areas to significantly reduce the risk of injury on the playground - supervision, age appropriate equipment design, fall zones, and material types.

Playground safety: The dirty dozen

The National Playground Safety Institute (NSPI) has identified 12 of the leading causes of injuries on playgrounds, which they call the “Dirty Dozen.”

Investigation and incident response guidelines

Guidelines for investigator and incident response guidelines.

Lightning and water damage

Preventing losses from lightning and water damage.

Reinforcing social media and cellphone policies

Inappropriate contact through social media and unauthorized cellphone communications, such as texting, can often lead to allegations of abuse.

Guidelines for a school safety program 

Guidelines to compare a school's existing safety program features to see if they meet minimal standards.

Building a comprehensive emergency action plan

Having a plan in place in the event of a catastrophic injury or event.

How long do smoke detectors last?

Fire alarm maintenance tips.