Ask ECRI: Mitigating Safety Risks in Parking Facilities
January 19, 2023 | Health System Risk Management
A member recently asked for resources regarding best practices for hospital parking facilities to prevent violent or criminal events, including instances of self-harm or even suicide. In our response we provide strategies and resources related to mitigating security and safety issues in parking facilities.
Parking lots are a common security concern for hospitals. Several factors can contribute to the risk in these locations; for example, parking areas may be dark, may offer many hiding places, and may be deserted at certain hours. ...