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    Staff Fire Drill Procedure

    Fire Drill Procedure

    In the event of a fire breaking out at pre-school the alarm will be raised by a member of staff. This is a loud continuous alarm which will sound around the entire pre-school building and within the garden.

    All staff MUST follow the outlined procedure set out below:

    • Each staff member is responsible for evacuating the area in which they are working at the time, including bathrooms and outside areas.

    • The Health and Safety Officer or staff member in charge of the setting will get the evacuation bag, the register and mobile phone if safe to do so.

    • All staff and children are to evacuate the building calmly and quickly through the nearest fire exit.

    • If positioned in the garden staff MUST evacuate through the garden gate and out on to the driveway.

    • Once on the driveway all staff are to supervise the children. Coloured hoops on a rope will be taken from the evacuation bag and all children must be asked to hold these hoops.

    • The children will then be carefully walked down into the neighbouring car park on Church lane.

    • Staff will walk the children with one adult at each end of the line of children and as many supervising as possible.

    • The health and safety officer or person in charge of the setting will complete the register.

    • If the first point of safety is not far enough from the fire then the children must be walked to West Wycombe Primary school hall.

    • Staff must dial 999 and request emergency services be sent to pre-school for a fire evacuation.

    • A nominated member of staff will be sent to wait by the road side on Church Lane to assist the emergency services.

    • Parents will be contact to arrange immediate collection of their children from the school hall.

    • A full report will be written by staff and submitted to OFSTED.

    This policy was adopted by West Wycombe Pre-school Playgroup in October 2010 and updated when necessary reviewed on a yearly basis.

    Reviewed and amended September 2020