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

Language Resource
Title Publisher Year
EN Case Study Seismic Renovation and Reconstruction of Schools in Uzbekistan GADRRRES 2017
EN Case Study Guiding Local Governments to Strengthen Unsafe Schools in Japan GADRRRES 2017
EN Case Study Designing and Building Earthquake-Safe Schools in Uttar Pradesh GADRRRES 2017
EN Case Study Assessing and Implementing Structural Interventions for Schools in China GADRRRES 2017
EN Case Study Scaling-up Comprehensive School Safety Assessment in Laos and Indonesia GADRRRES 2017
EN Guidance Towards Safer School Construction: A community-based approach GADRRRES 2015
EN Guidance Guidance Notes on Safer School Construction GADRRRES 2009
EN Guidance Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS) GADRRRES 2014
EN Bibliographic Database Child-centred risk reduction and Comprehensive School Safety Bibliographic Database Save the Children 2018
EN Brochure Towards Safer School Construction Brochure GADRRRES 2015
EN, FR, SP, AR, NE Website and Videos Towards Safer School Construction Videos GADRRRES 2017
EN Research into Action Brief and Summary Best practices in community-based school construction GADRRRES 2018
EN Report Characteristics of Safer Schools Arup International Development 2013