School children and students are covered by the Austrian Social Insurance for Occupational Risks. This insurance includes all education-related accidents during class, during breaks, and during educational events such as excursions, skiing-courses, project- and sports-weeks, on the way to school, to the university or to other education-related lectures and back.
This insurance is free of charge for the insured persons.
The prevention of accidents of school children and students represents a major responsibility, since the foundation for future safety awareness is laid in childhood and youth. For school children and students as well as for their instructors we have a large selection of media for safety education: films and posters, pamphlets and comics, check lists, ideas and support for educational programmes.