Pillar 1-Safe Learning Facilities

Pillar 1 - Safe Learning Facilities addresses school safety through structural components including in the following areas: school site selection, building codes, disaster resilient and 'green' design, performance standards, builder training, construction supervision, quality control, remodeling, retrofit, and water, sanitation and hygiene.

The resources listed in the tables below provide guidance on implementing Pillar 1: Safe Learning Facilities.

Research and Guidance

LanguageResource TypeTitlePublisherYear
ENCase StudySeismic Renovation and Reconstruction of Schools in UzbekistanGADRRRES2017
ENCase StudyGuiding Local Governments to Strengthen Unsafe Schools in JapanGADRRRES2017
ENCase StudyDesigning and Building Earthquake-Safe Schools in Uttar PradeshGADRRRES2017
ENCase StudyAssessing and Implementing Structural Interventions for Schools in ChinaGADRRRES2017
ENCase StudyScaling-up Comprehensive School Safety Assessment in Laos and IndonesiaGADRRRES2017
ENGuidanceTowards Safer School Construction: A community-based approachGADRRRES2015
ENGuidanceGuidance Notes on Safer School ConstructionGADRRRES2009
ENGuidance Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS)GADRRRES2014
ENBibliographic Database Child-centred risk reduction and Comprehensive School Safety Bibliographic DatabaseSave the Children2018
ENBrochure Towards Safer School Construction BrochureGADRRRES2015
EN, FR, SP, AR, NEWebsite and Videos Towards Safer School Construction VideosGADRRRES2017
ENResearch into Action Brief & SummaryBest practices in community-based school constructionGADRRRES2018
ENReportCharacteristics of Safer SchoolsArup International Development2013