Social Studies

school accidents

Accident is an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury. It is  an unplanned, unexpected, and undesigned (not purposefully caused) event which occurs suddenly.

An accident, also known as an unintentional injury, is an undesirable, incidental, and unplanned event that could have been prevented had circumstances leading up to the accident been recognized, and acted upon, prior to its occurrence. Most scientists who study unintentional injury avoid using the term “accident” and focus on factors that increase risk of severe injury and that reduce injury incidence and severity.

School accident is simply the accident that occurs to students in school.

Forms of Accident in school

slipped or tripped within the school building or school grounds

been injured by defective equipment such as chairs, desks or play equipment

been asked to lift or carry heavy objects without the correct training or equipment

been injured in a sport accident

contracted food poisoning

Causes of Accidents in school






Results of Accidents

Causes injury

Decrease in value of the resources

An increase in liabilities

Loss of life

Ways of preventing accident in the school

The following ways are means by which accident can be prevented in Schools:

Create a safety committee of teachers, administrators and students: students should be involved in elementary school, so students feel part of keeping the school safe. Ask each committee member to submit one or two accidents he has witnessed at school or identify areas of the facility that may pose a safety threat.

Design a set of safety rules that all students and staff must follow: create a set of school-wide safety rules. Rules could include telling the custodian about all spills on the floor immediately (or wiping up any spills you see) to no running in the hall.

Repair all unsafe areas within the facility: Refer to your list of hazardous areas and make repairs are taken seriously

Conduct monthly inspections of playground equipment and facilities: Ask safety committee members to conduct routine checks of designated “unsafe” or hazardous areas. Supply the group with a checklist to assist with the monthly review.

Reporting any form of discomfort to teachers: A students who is not comfortable with any situation in the class e.g the sound of the fan;  should report immediately to the teacher.


Define Accident

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