There are certain policies and procedures to be followed in response to emergency situations which every teaching staffs must be aware of such situations

There are certain policies and procedures to be followed in response to emergency situations which every teaching staffs must be aware of such situations. Mostly all schools will have fire drills so that children and teachers will have knowledge about it.

Fire and other immediate emergencies:
The school/nursery needs to be evacuated fast in the event of fire . Every school will have procedures how to deal with this situation. The procedures to follow must be displayed in every school which is,
? How to move up the alarm in the event of fire bomb scare
? How to deal quickly when a fire alarm is ON
? The route which we must operate from each class/area to the designated assembly point.
? Where the nearest assembly point is situated
mostly play ground
Registers must be available to make a list of so that we ensure all the children have been evacuated safely.
As the information of what to do when a fire occurs its very important about the information what not to do in case of a fire or other emergencies, such as,
? To make sure that the children does not collect any personal belongings with them, like not allowing taking water bottle coats etc…
? Not to enter the building until it is said to be safe by a designated person.
As teachers and all staffs of a educational institution it is important we know all the different routes of the area that we work in. Hence all schools/nurseries practise evacuation process time to time so that we get more confident and can ensure safety of all in a time of emergency.

Security:
In every school security is placed to minimise the risk to children. It is important that we know the security system to minimise the risks for children. Some of the security procedures are,
? Signing in procedures’ when visiting a school
? Colour coded visitor badges{yellow for parents blue for teachers red for non teaching staff}
? Procedure for collecting young children{photos of people who come regularly can be given to the nursery so that the teacher can verify before sending the child}

? Registration.
? Cctv cameras can be kept in all common areas to ensure safety of children.

At all times if we feel there is any concerns to be reported then it must be done to the higher officials.

When children are missing:
Security systems must be in good place so that the risk of children going missing does not happen. It is important to keep a regular check on students from time to time. We must always accompany children to playground parks and even pools.
In an unlikely event of missing children we must,
? Report to the teacher who is responsible for the child.
? To check whether other students are present and safe.
? Checking all the areas of school and grounds parks.
? Informing Childs parents
? Informing the police.