A few common pitfalls are:  

  • Plans are lengthy and overly detailed. 
  • Plans are NOT developed by the people invested in the daily operation of the school.  
  • Plans focus on the multitude of hazards and NOT on the function. 

Successful plans are: 

  • Simple and flexible.  
  • Focus on student and personnel needs and concerns. 
  • Take into account staff and personnel capabilities and their desire to help.