Safety & Security
The Fund offers emergency preparedness and mitigation resources as a value-added service to members with Property, Auto, Liability, and Workers’ Compensation coverage.
Safety and Security Overview
The safety of students, staff, and visitors is the top priority of all educational organizations, so it’s essential to have a comprehensive emergency management and school security program in place to protect against potential threats.
This work has never been more challenging amid new requirements and emerging risks. The Fund offers preparedness and mitigation resources as a value-added service to members with Property, Auto, Liability, and Workers’ Compensation coverage. There’s nothing more important at the Fund than helping our members create safer and more resilient schools and communities through excellent planning, training and resources.
Here’s How We Can Help
Creating safe and secure schools is an ongoing process that starts with developing a comprehensive emergency management program that promotes a common understanding of the fundamentals, including risk assessment, planning, and decision making.
Our goal is to help members proactively address risks and mitigate their impact with a response that is effective, coordinated, and adaptable to evolving conditions. This work is designed to go beyond the basics and includes cultivating relationships with first responders, emergency management personnel and community partners. Our services include:
- Emergency Operations Plan Review and Revisions
- Emergency Operations Plan Development Support
- Emergency Operations Plan Templates
- District Audit Report Support
- District Audit Report Training
- Safety Walks
- Emergency Management Training
- Drill and Exercise Support
- After-Action Facilitation
- Development of Functional Annexes
- Public Health and Medical
- Protective Action
- School Continuity of Operations (SCOOP)
- Development of Hazard-Specific Annexes
The Fund's Violent Act coverage helps members recover after suffering a devasting act of violence that results in trauma, property damage, or even loss of life.
With Fund Property coverage, your facilities and everything inside — classrooms, kitchens, gymnasiums, and HVAC systems — are protected.
From winding rural routes to bustling metropolitan highways, Fund Auto coverage travels with you, wherever the road leads.
If the business of education moves from the classroom to the courtroom, we deliver expert legal support and litigation management services. We’re stronger together.
Fund Workers’ Compensation coverage helps injured employees get the care they need and return to work quickly, safely, and cost-effectively.
Get Access to Comprehensive Safety and Security Training
Emergency preparedness requires continuous training and practice for optimal effectiveness. Being able to respond appropriately during a high-stress, real-world incident is only possible when an organization has invested time and effort in understanding and implementing the five phases of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery, prevention, and mitigation.
Our training covers these topics and more with a customized approach to meet the unique needs of each organization. To provide the most flexibility and convenience, we offer training in a variety of formats, from onsite classes to webinars and conferences.
Have Safety and Security or Emergency Management Questions?
Members with Auto, Liability, Property, and Workers’ Compensation coverage can request training and support from their risk solutions consultant.
Safety & Security Resources
Hurricane Safety Checklist
Follow these tips to protect staff, students, property, and vehicles if a hurricane threatens or hits your community.
Electronic Funds Transfer Payment Form
Complete and submit this fillable form to authorize the Fund to draft invoice payments from your organization's bank account.
Slips, Trips, and Falls Inspection Checklist
Use this checklist to identify and address hazards that cause costly slip, trip, and fall injuries.
Unpacking Safety Drill Regulations
Schools are required to hold emergency and safety drills every semester. Learn how many of each drill type you must conduct.
Top Tips for Keeping Your Campus Secure
Share this checklist with staff to keep campus security top of mind.
Workplace Safety Inspection Checklist
Use this checklist to inspect your workplace for hazards that cause injuries.
Visitor Management Tips for Campus Administrators and Front Office Staff
Use this checklist to reduce the risk of open exterior doors, visitors without proper identification, and other risks that compromise campus security.
Training ToolKit: Slips, Trips, and Falls
Train your employees to avoid injuries by practicing good housekeeping, using ladders correctly, and using personal protect equipment.
Driver Safety Training Toolkit
Train your employees on best practices such as avoiding distractions, driving defensively, and navigating severe weather behind the wheel.
Safety & Security Insights
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Elements of Accident Prevention Plans
An accident prevention plan can keep employees safe at work and keep them from taking days off of work. We broke down how to create one and what to include.
Cybercrime in the Form of a Phone Call
Cybersecurity doesn't always include digital attacks. It includes non-digital elements like physical security and human psychology. Phishing relies on deception to manipulate people.
The Smart Way to Protect School Property During Extended Breaks
The risk of damage, theft, and vandalism rises in the absence of watchful employees and students. These tips help ensure your facilities are in good condition when staff and students return from extended breaks.
How To Cash In on a Return-to-Work Program
Employers who invest in a return-to-work (RTW) program can improve productivity and cut claims costs. Here are five things the best RTW programs have in common.
Can This 200-Year-old Invention Save Lives and Property?
Your fire sprinklers can save property, equipment, and lives if they are designed, installed, and maintained properly.
How To Manage and Mitigate Your Burn Risks
From bustling kitchens to science labs to maintenance and transportation shops, there are plenty of opportunities for burns to occur at your school or community college.
5 Things You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation Coverage
The better you understand the workers’ compensation system, the better equipped you are to take full advantage of its benefits.
The Importance of a Thorough Accident Investigation
Conduct accident investigations to uncover the root causes of workplace injuries, correct them, and reduce the risk of similar injuries.
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Emergency Management and School Security Services
Members with Auto, Liability, Property, and Workers’ Compensation coverage can request support from their risk solutions consultant.