Drills/Plans

This part of the site will be dedicated for emergency planning and drills that schools undergo. I will upload examples of good exercises that can be used with both students and teachers to plan for emergencies, including the natural hazards that may occur in communities!

If you know of any games that have been used well for this sort of education, please let me know!

I have found some interesting resources for teachers though including:

Complete teachers guide.pdf I am currently working within my school to set up an Emergency Planning action Group made up of the Head teacher, myself, the school health and safety officer, members of the school council , a school governor and interested staff. We will meet for the first time next week so any advice would be welcome! I will be adding a blog to this site sharing our experiences!

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Comment by Justin Sharpe on December 21, 2009 at 14:18
New page with INSET materials on lockdown/shelter-in-place. Training should take 1 hour and will involve lots of activities for teachers to get stuck into. Great for after the Holiday break! Click here now to download plan, table-top exercises and procedure!

Comment by Justin Sharpe on June 28, 2009 at 16:02
This is a great new poster that could be put around schools. I will be printing off tomorrow, laminating and getting distributed around classrooms and corridors. And it is from the World Health Organisation too, so the advice is good.

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Comment by Justin Sharpe on June 28, 2009 at 15:27
Adding to guidance is a short and effective plan with tickboxes etc to know how prepared you are! Download here - In word format again from DCFS.

ModelFluPlan.doc
Comment by Justin Sharpe on June 28, 2009 at 15:11
Swine flu animation for kids on this site Click here
Comment by Justin Sharpe on June 28, 2009 at 15:10
The following resource comes from the DCFS in the UK about preparing for H1N1 (Swine Flu). Think about affect on wider school community. Teachers, support staff, caretakers etc. We have done some of these for my school but not all. How many has your school done? Get the resource below (in pdf format) and get working on your plans NOW!

Shortversionofguidanceforschools.pdf
Comment by Justin Sharpe on June 15, 2009 at 18:16
Okay, I promised to update you on our school emergency planning! Since the first meeting w have had a proper discussion about training staff in first aid and keeping their knowledge up to date.

Since the threat of H1N1 has increased and is likely to be an issue in the UK and other northern hemisphere countries in the Autumn/Winter I have started to engage others in planning in earnest. These have included producing the posters that are 2114760:Note:4922available on this site for distribution around the school regarding hand washing hygiene and NHS campaigns, such as catch it, bin it, kill it as well as 'DirtyBertiepdf.pdfDirty Bertie' for younger children (4-11 say).

Having done this I checked the soap dispensers...most were gone and 80% of the toilets had no soap at all. So I talked with facillities and finance about bars of soap in the short term and 21 soap dispensers have now been installed and filled with soap. Interestingly the response from students has been very positive with some student thanking me for getting soap in the toilets...Now that doesn't happen very often! I also produced a PowerPoint presentation (coughs_sneezes.pptalso available here) which other teachers went through with their students in form time /home room time!

We have agreed on making the next fire drill more realistic with corridors blocked off and a full evacuation to the field. At the last meeting we also discussed what should happen in the event of a lock down or intruder on site. We are planning to programme the alarm system to give off a different signal, but need to think this through further. All staff need to know what to do in the event of a lockdown and will need keys to the rooms that they teach in.
Comment by Justin Sharpe on June 15, 2009 at 17:52

Traffic lighting school safety

Another great resource from CARD is this Traffic light system for setting aside safety zones in school. Useful for administrators and staff old and new! Needs to be used in conjunction with placing of colours around the school so that ALL are aware of marshalling points, first aid/defibrillators, under desks for drop, hold and cover etc, Amber for warning, such as steep inclines and red for danger...e.g where NOT to be. Train your whole school to know and recognise these signs as it will save time in an emergency!
Safety_Zones_School_Trafic_lighting.pdfDOWNLOAD THE POSTER HERE!
Comment by Justin Sharpe on April 13, 2009 at 11:15
Okay. We have had the first meeting, with School Health and Safety Co-ordinator, the Head Teachers, a teachers union representative and head of a year group, the head of year 12 (also a first responder with the red cross) and myself.

We have talked about what needs to be carried out and fits with what is currently planned for. The head is contacting appropriate agencies for advice, I am examining current procedures so that we can formulate plans for intruders, lock-down, alongside current fire regs and drills. We meet again in three weeks time where the next set of tasks will be carried out. I used the Risk Red School Checklist as a guide for what needs to be done and what is now being done as well as some of the Nottinghamshire County Council guidelines.

When there is more progress I will post onto this section of the site so that you can follow our journey!

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