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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, and Special Education Classrooms.

This first article in our series will address parking lot & drive safety. Catch up on the other articles in our series: Science Lab SafetyPlayground Safety, Special Education Classroom Safety, and Athletic Field Safety.