INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE EVACUATION OF BUILDINGS
1. KNOWLEDGE OF THE DRILL
All Staff and children must be familiar with the procedures for evacuation of a building, in case of emergency.
2. ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY PERSON ON DISCOVERING A FIRE
- Alert all Staff, including ancillary, students and any persons from outside agencies who are working in school at that time.
- Dial 999
- If possible, tackle fire with nearest appliance.
3. SIGNAL FOR EVACUATION
This is a continuous ringing of the alarm bell.
4. PROCEDURE ON HEARING THE ALARM BELL
- All Staff and pupils should exit in an orderly manner.
- WALK to the nearest exit.
- Do not wait to collect personal items.
- Do not re-enter the building.
- Go immediately to the front car park.
5. ALL CLEAR
When the Principal (on advice from the officer in charge) declares it to be safe to return, Staff may re-enter the building with children.
6. ASSEMBLY POINT
FRONT CAR PARK
ON HEARING THE FIRE ALARM Staff in charge of classes must take the class register and WALK children to the FRONT CAR PARK. CLOSE THE FIRE DOORS as you leave. Auxiliary and ancillary staff must make their way immediately to the Assembly Point (i.e. the FRONT CAR PARK).
- Anyone not in class when the alarm sounds e.g. in toilets, staff room, corridors etc. must make their way direct to the Assembly Point by the safest exit and join their appropriate class or group.
- Classes must line up while teachers take a roll call.
- If any person is missing teachers should try to ascertain details of where and when the person was last seen.
- DO NOT RE-ENTER THE BUILDING until the Principal gives the all-clear.
- No-one must leave the Assembly Point to recover clothing, books etc. until told to do so by the Principal.
- Discretion is essential in deciding the lengths to which “First Aid” fire fighting is carried out because although it can greatly reduce material losses, no saving can compare with the importance of human life. Always summon help by raising the fire alarm, before commencing “First Aid” fire fighting.
- If walking through smoke, children should hold on to the cardigan/blouse/jumper of the person in front of them. If smoke is heavy, children should keep low down when moving to exits.
- Be in complete control of the class.
- Inform children to prepare to leave the room.
- Go to the door.
- Line class up outside the door.
- Close the door. DO NOT LOCK.
- Go to the head of the line and lead children in a close, orderly line. If you have a classroom assistant, that person should walk at the end of the children’s line.
- Stay with the class and only allow movement under your instructions.
- When assembled on the FRONT CAR PARK, check that the number of children agrees with the roll book. If anyone is missing, report immediately to the Principal and emergency services.
- All temporary teachers, students and visitors should be informed of these arrangements.
SPECIFIC EXITS FOR EACH CLASSROOM/OFFICE.
CLASS/ROOM EXIT POINT
REC/1/2 DOUBLE EXIT DOORS WITHIN CLASSROOM
MLD UNIT BACK DOOR EXIT AND AROUND THE SIDE OF THE SCHOOL
YRS 3 AND 4 BACK DOOR EXIT AND AROUND THE SIDE OF THE SCHOOL
YRS 5, 6, AND 7 FRONT DOOR EXIT
HALL HALL EXIT DOORS
OFFICES FRONT DOOR EXIT OR PRINCIPAL’S EXIT DOOR
PERAPETETIC BACK DOOR EXIT AND AROUND THE SIDE OF THE SCHOOL ROOM
SERVERY SERVERY EXIT DOOR
BOYS’/GIRLS’ BACK DOOR EXIT AND AROUND THE SIDE OF THE SCHOOL
HALL/SERVERY MR MCLEAN