Policy on civil defence and emergency procedures
TAMARIKI SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES
POLICY ON CIVIL DEFENCE AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
RATIONALE: As part of our health and safety policy, we have plans in place for responding to emergencies.
AIM: It is the board's responsibility to ensure that the school's emergency planning is current. As well as reviewing policy and procedures as part of a scheduled review every three years, the principal assures the board in implementation reports twice yearly that:
- evacuation procedures have been practised and reviewed regularly
- the emergency kit is up-to-date and fully stocked
- all staff know the emergency procedures, and the location of the printed copies and emergency kit.
As well as scheduled reviews, the staff on the day review and debrief after every drill or emergency event.
Our planning includes:
- identifying likely risks and scenarios including natural disasters, fire, accidents, traumatic incidents, and anything that would require reverse evacuation. This includes emergency planning for EOTC events.
- identifying and evaluating assembly areas and evacuation points, and emergency facilities.
- ensuring that all staff, students and their families are familiar with emergency procedures and regularly practice earthquake drills and evacuation procedures
- clarifying and assigning key roles, and ensuring that all staff are aware of their responsibilities
- maintaining up-to-date contact details for staff and students
- considering how we will communicate with parents, students, and staff in an emergency
- emergency exits are kept clear at all times.
Ministry of Education Planning and preparing for emergencies and traumatic incidents – practical information and guidance for schools
Civil Defence: Get Ready, Get Thru
Civil Defence: What's the Plan, Stan?
Adopted 24th July 2018 Review Date July 2021
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