EMERGENCY CLOSURE OF THE SCHOOL

PR-7-3

PROCEDURAL DOCUMENT

Effective Date: 15-Sep-08

 

Rationale

Preparedness for any emergency and correct procedures to follow are essential requirements for the welfare and safety of our students and staff. 

Aim

To prepare both staff and students to cope with any emergency.

Purposes

  1. To establish clearly defined procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency.
  2. To ensure that the safety of students and staff is adequately provided for in the event of an emergency, ie: fire, earthquake, flood
  3. To ensure students and staff are:

(a)    fully informed

(b)   able to carry out established emergency procedures. 

Procedures

  1. Students and staff will be required to learn set procedures for safety measures to be followed.
  2. Regular emergency drills will be held throughout the year.
  3. Teachers will be primarily responsible for the welfare and safety of students in the event of an emergency.
  4. The Principal has overall responsibility for decisions affecting the welfare and safety of students and staff.
  5. Refer to document “Emergency Procedures” for specific directions. 

Conclusion

Knowing what to do in an emergency needs to be learned and practised at regular intervals.  Sound contingency plans need to be established.