First Published in 1998. The development of disaster planning in schools and colleges usually goes hand in hand with an element of safety planning: the actual process of planning for disaster itself suggests improvements in procedures which ensure a greater level of safety. Preventive measures are devised which make the likelihood of tragedies and accidents befalling an institution a little less likely. This training manual aims to help schools and colleges examine and enhance their own procedures for keeping pupils, students and staff safe and to assist in the development of disaster plans to help them to cope better in times of crisis. Until fairly recently no school had such a thing as a disaster plan or a safety and disaster plan. With increased awareness of tragedies and accidents that can occur, more focused health and safety legislation and, one has to say, the greater likelihood of litigation, schools are urgently turning their attention to such matters