5 Everyday Safety Risks at School (Part 5/5)

By Matt Heidloff
K-12 Education Sports school safety

5 Everyday Safety Risks at School (And How Design Can Help Solve Them)

Administrators and parents alike are inundated with news of sad or terrifying behavior-related incidents that occur on school grounds. Bullying, harassment, custody issues, and active shooters are real concerns that can be mitigated through both design solutions and protocol. But design can also mitigate the risk of common accidents that occur on school property in areas like Parking Lots & Drives, Science Labs & Maker Spaces, Playgrounds, Athletic Fields, Special Education Classrooms.

This final article in our series will address athletic fields. Catch up on the other articles in our series: Parking Lot SafetyScience Lab Safety, Playground Safety, and Special Education Classroom Safety.

Matt Heidloff, LLA, ASLA, LEED AP

Matt Heidloff is a landscape architect with experience on a variety of projects from designing parks and green space to athletic fields. He is passionate about helping clients understand options when it comes to natural and artificial turf field design, especially around the latest in industry research on athlete safety.