Schools Safety Workshop

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Qualified course participants include: education authorities, teachers and administrative staff of schools,
parents, public officials and staff from NGOs whose mission is related or may relate to risk prevention and
mitigation and emergency preparedness and response in schools.

PURPOSE

To provide participants the knowledge and techniques to enable the promotion, design, implementation, evaluation and systematization of safety
plans in schools.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:
1. Describe the difference between emergency, disaster and adverse event.
2. Explain risk and its factors.
3. List useful resources for risk management.
4. Explain the importance of knowing the risks and the resources.
5. Describe the areas and components of risk management.
6. List five reasons supporting the role of risk management education.
7. Describe the objectives and scope of the Risk Management Plan.
8. Explain the key activities to promote and implement a Risk Management Plan.
9. Identify the benefits of emergency management preparedness in schools.
10. Describe the activities for basic care of students emotionally affected by an emergency.
11. Identify the differences between simulations and drills, in situations observed during course
exercises.

AGENDA

Day 1

Time          Lesson
09:00         Opening
09:40         General Information about the Course
09:50         Break
11:20         Risks and Resources
13:20         Lunch
14:30         Fundamentals of Risk Management
16:00         Break
16:20         Fundamentals of Risk Management
16:55         Evaluation of the Day’s Work
17:00         End of day

Day 2

Time          Lesson
09:00         Risk Management School Plan
11:00         Break
11:20         Risk Management School Plan
12:00         Managing Adverse Events
13:20         Lunch
14:30         Managing Adverse Events
15:50         Break
16:10         Simulation and Drill
17:00         Evaluation of the Day’s Work
17:10         End of day

Day 3

Time          Lesson
09:00         Simulation Exercise
10:30         Simulation Exercise Preparation
11:00         Break
11:20         Simulation Exercise Preparation
13:20         Lunch
14:30         Simulation Exercise Preparation
15:00         Simulation
16:00         Review of the Course
17:00         Closing

COURSE CONTENTS

Lesson 1: GENERAL INFORMATION
Introduction of the personnel participating in the course, general information about the participants,
analysis of course rules, course purpose, objectives, method and contents.

Lesson 2: RISKS AND RESOURCES
With contributions from the instructor, participants’ experience and written material provided (from each country), participants identify the risks to
which a school, the community and the country are exposed, and the resources available to reduce them.

Lesson 3: FUNDAMENTALS OF RISK MANAGEMENT
The lesson presents the concepts commonly used in risk management, as well as the areas and
components of risk management.

Lesson 4: RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR SCHOOLS
Starts by introducing the concept of risk management education and later introduces the concept of the
Risk Management Plan and the steps to design it. In an exercise, participants will be able to analyze
some risks in a known school and the possible solutions, using their experience and a matrix as
guideline.

Lesson 5: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN
The Emergency Management Plan as a part of the Risk Management Plan. Studies the guidelines to
prepare a response to a possible adverse event that may occur in a school. An exercise allows participants to learn and use a form to present the
most important information on how the school would respond to a possible emergency or disaster.

Lesson 6: SIMULATIONS AND DRILLS
The concepts of simulation and drill, their main characteristics, the fundamental similarities and
differences between them and their usefulness.

SIMULATION EXERCISES AND DRILLS
To supplement the theory, a simulation exercise and a drill will be carried out. The intent of these
exercises is to strengthen, from a practical perspective, the contents studied in the theory lesson and
provide participants the opportunity to participate in the organization, execution and evaluation of these techniques.

Lesson 7: REVIEW OF THE COURSE
A general review of the main topics of the course to reinforce what was learned.
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