" Empowering Our Children & Youth "
Emergency Evacuation Procedure Policy
The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation requires the employer to have procedures in place in case of emergencies. An emergency evacuation plan minimises the threat to life and property. This policy has been developed to assist with the safe and orderly evacuation of children, staff and other persons from the premises.
Aim of Policy
The aim of this policy is to:
AS SOON AS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION WHICH WARRANTS EVACUATION IS NOTICED, ADVISE ALL STAFF TO START THE EVACUATION PROCEDURE, INFORM THE STAFF OF THE THREAT AND ITS LOCATION IN ORDER TO DETERMINE WHICH EXIT TO USE. In the event of fire BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO PUT OUT NOTIFY STAFF OF ANY EMERGENCY
1. All children are to be taken to the appropriate evacuation area in case of an emergency (meeting sites should be at least 150 metres from the centre - this is a precaution in case of a fire or an explosion) Assembly point location is to be determined by the local staff
2. The staff present in each house (at the time of the emergency evacuation) must promptly assign responsibilities. These include:
¤ A staff member from each house will check all areas of the house for children that may be in the bathhouse, under beds etc.
¤ A staff member from each house collects their attendance/ or carry out a head count
¤ All the staff are to assist children to the emergency evacuation area
3. The Authorised Supervisor is to collect the staff sign in/out sheets if possible. If there is time, turn off the power at the main switchboard, close all windows and doors, take the first aid kit and mobile phone if available.
4. All staff must assemble in the evacuation area and remain there until instructed by the Emergency Services Staff or Authorised Supervisor to leave. At this time, the Authorised Supervisor will check that all staff are accounted for by marking the attendance roll. Staff members on duty at the time of the evacuation are responsible for checking that all their children are at the designated meeting site by taking a roll call. Any staff or children unaccounted for must be reported immediately to the Authorised Supervisor and the emergency services personnel.
5. Once everybody is assembled in the emergency evacuation area staff are not to attempt to re-enter the centre until the area is declared safe Emergency Services Staff.
Following the occurrence of a real emergency evacuation, the Authorised Supervisor must:
Following an emergency evacuation practice, the Authorised Supervisor must document the following:
Emergency evacuation procedures should:
Notification to Families