MENDELU focuses on prevention as part of safety

16. 2. 2024
Mendel University in Brno is implementing a number of security measures in connection with the December event at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. It wants to focus primarily on prevention, i.e. on informing employees and students how to behave in the event of an emergency. It is also introducing a new way of reporting such an accident using a university application. Cooperation with the Police of the Czech Republic is an integral part of ensuring safety.

“The main goal is to clearly inform students and employees at the beginning of the semester how to behave in unusual situations ,” said University Rector Jan Mareš. For this purpose, a new page has been created on the university website, which briefly brings together all important information regarding safety. At the same time, a new module of the My MENDELU application has been launched, where every user can report an emergency situation directly to members of the crisis team, who will take further necessary steps.

The University has been in contact with representatives of the Police of the Czech Republic since the end of last year. The aim of this cooperation is to familiarize the police with the university campus so that any intervention can be carried out in the shortest possible time. “Possible measures will be implemented gradually on the basis of a security risk analysis and in accordance with the recommendations of the Police of the Czech Republic. Security checks of the campuses in cooperation with the police are being carried out at the Brno and Lednice campuses, and cooperation with the Administration of Dormitories and Canteens and the management of campus enterprises has been set up,” Mareš described.

At the end of January, the first police training for members of the crisis team took place. This will form the basis of further staff and student training sessions, which are currently being prepared and will take place at the beginning of the semester. “The training will mainly focus on educating staff and students on how to behave in the event of an emergency,” the Rector explained.

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