Eco/ Tarumitra Club

 

Safe Club

Safe learning atmosphere or environment is what every child is entitled to obtain from school administration. But today, the question comes up

“Are we prepared enough to give our student a safe learning environment or are we still waiting for a wakeup call? “

In past we have experienced our nation has gone through the woe  of losing young school children in natural and manmade disasters within school premises, many of which would have been averted by simple prevention,  mitigation and preparedness measures.

 Children are a dynamic and formidable force of change and our supporters in creating awareness in the community. They can contribute in an exclusive manner with energy and vision to find local solution. School children should be encouraged to take up tasks which make them realize their importance as essential stakeholders in the process of change. In this regard, it becomes essential to encourage, aware and involve children and teachers in school safety planning process to ensure their own safety from any unforeseen disaster in school environment.

Major points of Honorable Supreme Court judgment on school safety

Honr’ble Supreme Court of India in its landmark judgment dated April 13, 2009 on WRIT Petition (Civil) N0. 483 of 2004, has given direction on several aspects of school safety. Hon’ble Apex Court directed that “Right to education incorporates the provision of safer schools” detailed directions for compliance has been given on the following:-

 a) Fire safety measures in school                             

b) Training of school teachers and other staff                  

c) School building specifications                      

d) Clearances & Certificate

Further, in view of what happened

i)  In Lord Krishna Middle School of District Kumbakonam where  93 children were burnt alive in fire incident in school premises

ii) Roughly 1 billion children aged 0-14 live in countries with high is seismic zones. Several hundreds are at risk when they are attending schools.

iii)  971 students and 31 teachers died in 2001 Bhuj Earthquake.  1884 schools buildings collapsed, loss of 5950 classrooms, 11761 School buildings suffered Major to minor damage.

iv)  3000 children marching in the Republic Day procession in the narrow lanes where killed when building collapsed into Narrow Street from both side. There were reports of children running towards the school building from open ground to safeguard them.

v) 23 December 1995, nearly 425 people ( many of them school children) perished as they tried to escape the flames during school prize giving ceremony in the town of Dabwali Haryana

vi) Kumbakonam  Fire Tragedy 2004  ..A deadly fire raged through Lord Krishna School killed  94 children or below age of 11 years and many similar incidents in past.

v) Feb 16, 2020 The private school van, which caught fire in Sangrur, Punjab, killing four and injuring eight children

Vi) In India tuition center fire kills many teenage students

Several students were seen jumping from the commercial building in the western city of Surat after it caught fire. Most of the victims were teenage girls who were studying at a tuition center in the complex. At least 19 students died and 20 others suffered serious injuries in the western Indian city of Surat after a commercial complex caught fire.

 

Hon’ble Court has given following directions for school:-

 

 i) All existing Government and private school shall install afire extinguishing equipment’s within a period of six months

ii) The school building be kept free from inflammable and toxic material. If storage is inevitable, they should be stored safely.

iii) Evaluation of structural aspects of the school may be carried our periodically. We direct that the concerned engineers and officials must be strictly follow the National Building Code. The Safety Certificate be issued only after proper inspection. Dereliction in duty must attract immediate disciplinary action against the concerned officials.

iv) Permission of a necessary trading be imparted to the staff and other officers of the school to use the Fire extinguishing equipment’s.

Aims and objectives:

Safe while studying

Safe while playing

Safe while boarding school bus

Safe while reaching home

Safe while recess period

Safe while doing activities and many more……..

Safe in a school premises ultimately to provide safe School environment

And also be safe at home and inspire others also to be safe

The SAFE club focuses and ensures safety in and around the school. The club adheres to all the safety rules for the smooth functioning of the institution. Our children are precious to us and thus we care for them and give them a safe environment.

 

Objectives of school safety programs:

ü Promote disaster safety in schools through education, awareness, planning and demonstration /mock drill /rally/ fire safety/ Search and rescue and first aid training. Mock earthquake and fire safety drill.

ü Assist schools in preparing for future disaster

ü Prepare teaching materials on school safety

ü Identifying the training needs for teachers students handsome staff on full setting

ü Involving parents to in this activity

ü Disaster Management Committee DMC to be constituted

ü Promotion of culture of safety in school. Interactions within schools on disaster management. Initiate safety practices through School newsletter ,debates, quizzes etc.

The approach is to help school students, teachers and Sub staff to learn to reflect and to empower.

To learn: Students deepen their awareness about hazard and risk when they understand realities and no facts recent natural disaster to be well documented and saved this serve as case studies for teachers as well as student whenever needed disasters of simulated with the help of portable models. The learning process is strengthened by implementing safe curriculum.

To reflect: Students analyses factors leading to human facilities and injuries in disasters so that they can recognize development practices and human actions that can cause disasters or prevent them student connect to their own local communities and families and share their learning with them.

To empower: Students a concrete action towards reducing risk in their environment classroom and school exercises are introduced to help them a small definitive action that can become a precursor to bigger investments of disaster risk reduction School management prepare School disaster management plan which identify roles and responsibilities and which are rehearsed periodically.

Year Plan:

 

1)  Awareness about fire ,types of fire

2)  Identifying Hazardous area

3)  Periodic survey of electrical wiring and appliances.

4)  Safety in chemistry and Computer lab.

5)  Bus safety survey and periodic review

6)  First Aid Training

7)  Firefighting training

8)  Emergency Evacuation Mock drill

9)  Firefighting Mock drill

10)                    Use of safety tools

11)                    Road safety, safety sign and symbols, use of Helmet, seat belt, importance of parking etc.

12)                    Awareness regarding Motor vehicles Rules

13)                    Quizzes on awareness 

 

 Moderators :    Mr. S. N. Mishra

                        Mr. Dileep Kumar

                        Mr. Deepak kumar