Campus Fortify is a company born out of the pertinent requirement to address the safety concerns in the current environment especially in educational institutions. While there are several agencies auditing and monitoring safety in industries there aren’t any specifically addressing the concerns of our future generations in schools and colleges now. There is a critical requirement to fill this vacuum and create an ideal and safe environment for our children in their second homes i.e. schools where they should be only exposed to great education and nurturing of their talents.
Off late there have been various instances of safety and security breaches which have resulted in a lot of trauma in minors who have been victims of molestation, injuries due to accidents, security breaches and transport related incidents. A few of the incidents and the repercussions have been sighted below:
The Hindu 15.09.2017 has reported that 172 child abuse cases were reported in 20 months in Madurai. In all 35955 cases reported under POCSO Act in the year 2016 in India as reported by Women & Child Development Minister KrishnaRaj in RajyaSabha.
As per a report by NDTV dated December 11, 2015 almost 43 children die in road accidents in India every day. 15,633 children were killed in road accidents across India in 2015 that boils down to 7 times more deaths caused due to road accidents than due to crimes against children, like murder and foeticide.
“The onus for safety and security of children in school campus shall solely lie upon the school authorities. It is a fundamental right of a child to engage and study in an environment where he/she feels safe and is free from any form of physical or emotional abuse or harassment,” said the CBSE circular sent to schools on 12 September.
What all of the above incidents percolate down to is that there needs to be systems and processes in place for every institution. These processes should on a periodic basis be audited to ensure they are the right processes at the given point in time. Changes need to be made according to the prevailing situation and most importantly all stakeholders need to be trained on Safety at campus. This has prompted us, a group of individuals from a background in Safety, Security & from the Education industry to work together with an internationally renowned Safety Auditing company to create an auditing tool which will help in creating a safe environment for our educational institutions. We achieve this through a extensive and systematic audit of the premises and the existing protocols thereby identifying risks or threats to the organization and working with the management to get closure on identified risks.
Our services include auditing, emergency preparedness training, varied training’s for staff, safety awareness sessions for parent bodies, transport, CCTV solutions, background verification services, fire system checks, electrical safety etc. Ideally the thought was to create a one stop solution for educational institutions with regards to safety.
By supporting clients in conducting background checks for staff and outsourced manpower we help in mitigating risks to the organisation. Additionally, we support in due diligence of new vendors, franchisees and distributors engaged by the organisation.