Since universities could potentially be held liable for harm to students due to negligence, it is crucial to acknowledge risk and take steps to prevent litigation.
Most school districts and individual schools have emergency management plans in place. However, they are not always practiced regularly, coordinated with community resources, updated regularly or based on factual data and circumstances. As a result, when schools and districts find themselves in situations that merit an emergency response, they are often left unprepared. Having a solid emergency response plan in place is essential, as emergencies of all shapes and sizes occur in schools on a daily basis, and these incidents can have lasting physical, emotional and educational ramifications.
Any school administrator knows that educational facilities contain countless risks and liabilities to protect against with insurance coverage. But one hazard that many fail to recognize is that of pollution. Because of the unique environment of a school and the greater vulnerability that children have to pollutants, educational facilities actually face one of the largest pollution risks.
Filling up a vehicle used for school trips or on school grounds may seem like an easy, mindless task, but it can be extremely dangerous if done incorrectly. When refueling on school grounds or when stopping off-campus to fill up, make sure you are taking the right precautions to keep yourself, students and the equipment safe. Use these tips to ensure refueling does not result in an accident.