Standard operating procedures for disasters and emergencies in schools

Standard operating procedures for emergencies and disasters for schools are an essential part of school disaster management policy. They are a set of written and required safety procedures to be known and followed by all school workers and students, in the event of disasters or emergencies.

These standard operating procedures are designed to be a template for national or sub-national education authorities to adapt and adopt as standard guidance for all primary and junior schools.

They can be used alongside the preparedness checklist for schools and the emergency provisions checklist for schools available below.

Learn more about how communities can prepare for disasters.

And find out more about disaster risk reduction in the education sector on the Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector website.

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