This document outlines the following topics:

For more information about Health and Safety at ISB regarding prevention, healthy lifestyle promotion and related topics, please check the “Healthy Outcomes Program”

Safety system at ISB:

Entering ISB premises:

The Main Entrance to ISB is monitored via camera, receptionist is able to check (camera and intercom) who wants to enter the premises before opening the door. Visitors receive badges, staff members wear staff badges at all times. That helps us to identify unauthorised persons.

There is also a “panic button” at the receptionist table. In case of emergency at the entrance, there is a light and noise in admin offices. Students and employees receive entering chips, the rules for the use of the entering chip are signed by parents/staff members, when chips are submitted.

Please note: there might be people coming to ISB premises from the czech school.

These people should also have visitors or staff badges (this is an agreement between both schools.)

Items/issues pertaining to safety at ISB:

There are fire/emergency alarms on every floor. Small light panels indicate the floor where a fire is located

In accordance with Czech law, fire extinguishers are located throughout the premises (not further than 150 meters from each other). The use/specific purpose of the extinguishers are visually identified on each of them

There are smoke detectors placed according to the fire marshall’s recommendation (lab, library, kitchen, server storage..)

Clear evacuation plans are placed visibly on each floor.

ISB has access to the intercom, which is placed in the office of the head of the Czech school.  If needed, the key for that office is in a small box in the hallway outside the admin office which is located to the right of the head of school's office.

Evacuation Procedure

In a situation where the school needs to be evacuated, an announcement will be made over the intercom or via megaphone, if the situation warrants.

There are fire/emergency alarms on every floor, located in different locations throughout the school and will be highlighted on a safety tour.  After the order to evacuate the building or upon hearing the fire alarm, teachers should do the following:

Evacuation plans are posted around the school.  Staff must be familiar with them, there is a tour for staff members during the Orientation week.

Please be sure that your student evacuate the building in a calm and orderly fashion.  There will be two schools evacuating the building and it is important to stay together in a line.

Staff members are expected to have their mobile phones ready to use when teaching or supervising students in the Gym or on the playground for emergency situations

During Orientation Week, staff are made aware via tours and seminars of the locations of:

An emergency SMS is sent to all families by the school Secretary or receptionist?

Lockdown Procedure

In the event of an internal or external threat to the school, an announcement will be made over the intercom indicating that the lockdown policy is to be put into effect and whether the threat is inside or outside the building.  

After a message indicating that the school is going to lockdown mode, teachers should:

When the threat is over, an announcement will be made over the intercom.

If a group of students is outside when an internal threat is announced, the supervising teacher will be instructed to take them to a safe location away from the school.

If a group of students is outside when an external threat is announced, then the students will be brought inside the school as quickly as possible and proceed to the nearest safe area in the building (away from windows).

An emergency SMS is sent to all families by the school Secretary or receptionist?

Fire Drills and Lockdown Drills

Students are made aware of the evacuation procedures during the first week of school. Evacuation procedures are drilled three times a year, lockdown drills take place 2x a year (1x internal, 1x external). The first fire drill is announced to the teachers, students and the community in advance and takes place in the first week of September. The second fire drill is announced to the staff members only and takes place in October. The last fire drill is not announced to students or teachers, takes place during school year. Lockdown drills are always announced taking place during September/October.

During all drills students remain in orderly and silent lines until all clear signal is given. All school personnel are to participate in all drills. Parents, guests and community people on the grounds during a drill must participate. Adults are reminded that no talking is allowed. Please be good role models for the children.

Illness

We take every attempt to make our school building and environment a safe and healthy place for every child by encouraging healthy habits and safe behaviour.   This extends to to staying home when ill.  Students who are ill are not to be sent to school.

Children who are running a fever, have a severe cold or otherwise appear to be too sick to be in school must be kept home. Students must be fever-free for at least a day before being sent to school without the use of antipyretics (Tylenol, Panadol, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, etc.).  Students recovering from severe colds must no longer be sneezing, coughing or otherwise spreading bacteria.  

Contagious diseases such as pink eye or strep-throat must be under control before your child is admitted back to school.

Should the student start to show the onset of serious symptoms while at school, parents or the emergency contact in the list of students document will be notified and arrangements will be made for the child to be picked up at school.  While waiting for pickup, the students will be kept in the conference room with the school nurse.  

No child will be given permission to leave school without consent of the parent due to illness.

Accidents / Emergency Medical Treatment

All staff members receive first-aid training at least 1x per 2 years. The staff lounges, the conference room, the lab and the nurse´s office are equipped with first aid kits.

Health insurance information is kept on file for each student.  Families must ensure that the school’s records are kept up to date; any time a new health insurance card, policy or other document is issued, the school must receive a copy.

After an injury/accident case, the school nurse is contacted. The office staff must contact parents in cases of injury and illness as a matter of routine. When in doubt, the school will call and ask the parent to make a decision as to whether a child should remain in school, go home and/or receive medical attention.  

For head bleeding, big bumps or bruises in the face/head area, call the ambulance immediately (155 for Czech speakers, medics on the phone to guide you; 112 for dispatching center that has English speaking crew). Subsequently call the school nurse (Sona, 725 726 095) who will come in and help and who will call the family.

For minor head injuries such scratches or a slight bruise in the facial area, a teacher may decide not to call the ambulance however the school nurse and the family  must be informed immediately (the nurse will make the phone call on your behalf in case you are busy teaching).. In addition once the nurse is involved, she writes all teachers who teach the child with an advise to monitor the child carefully for any follow up symptoms such vomitting.

Minor injuries including minor cuts, bruises and grazes, will be treated by the school nurse who is regularly trained in first aid.  Incident reports are available.

If we are unable to contact anyone concerning a sick or injured child, and there is doubt as to the severity of the condition, we will call an ambulance.  In the case of head injuries it is always better to error on the side of caution and call an ambulance immediately. 

Role of the School Nurse

Incident Reporting

All serious incidents involving students are documented at ISB and the relevant parties are provided with a copy of the incident report.  Serious incidents fall into two categories: accidents resulting in injuries and behavioural.

Accidents

In the event that a student is seriously injured or if the extent of the injury is uncertain, the supervising teacher will complete an incident report with school administration.  The report will contain a description of the events leading up to the injury as well as what action was taken after the fact.  All this information will be sent to parents via e-mail.  For minor incidents, class teachers will briefly communicate to parents what happened via email.

Please note that while ISB KG to Secondary students are always supervised, it is possible that an accident/injury can occur without the supervising teacher actually witnessing the event.  In such cases, this will be documented and a summary of the event will be included in the accident report.

In severe or life-threatening situations or if there is any doubt as to whether a student is in a life-threatening situation, simultaneous calls will be made to the emergency services and the parents.

Medication

No medication brought from home, whether prescription or over-the-counter, will be given to any student without written instructions from the student's physician and/or parent.  This includes commonly used medications such as Aspirin, cough syrup, and cough drops.  Should it be necessary for a student to take medication at school, parents must provide signed written instructions along with the Secretary.  The instructions must describe dosage, the time of day/frequency of the dosage, and length of treatment.

No medication may be kept in the classroom by the student. All medication must be in the original container and clearly labeled and kept in Secretary’s office.

Communicable Diseases

To protect other students from contagious illnesses, students infected with certain diseases are not allowed to come to school while contagious. Parents of a student with a communicable or contagious disease should contact a member of the SLT so that other students who might have been exposed to the disease can be alerted. Among the more common of these diseases are the following:

Any student excluded from school attendance for reason of communicable disease may be readmitted by presenting the school with a certificate from a certified physician.

In case of an outbreak, the school immediately contacts the local hygiene station to consult necessary safety and preventive measures that are applied immediately. Families are informed about potential health risks via emails.

In special cases, if a communicable disease is spreading around the school very quickly and high numbers of students are staying at home, the school reserves the right to close the premises to prevent the spread of the sickness.

Tobacco-Free School Notice

Smoking and using smokeless tobacco are not permitted in school buildings, on school property or at school-related or school-sanctioned events off school property. All adults visiting the school are asked not to smell of tobacco or alcohol while they are around the students. Students may not possess tobacco products at any of the locations or activities listed above.

Students who are found to be in possession of tobacco products will face disciplinary measures and be provided with support and guidance.

Drug-Free School Notice

Student use of illicit drugs is harmful. Consequently, the school prohibits the use, sale, possession, or distribution of illicit drugs by all individuals on school premises or any school activity, regardless of its location.

Students who are found to be in possession of illicit drugs will face disciplinary measures and be provided with support and guidance.  The school reserves the right to perform on the spot drug testing or locker/school bag search in case there is sufficient evidence that a student is under the influence or in possession of illicit drugs.

Health And Safety Committee

The committee consists of 2-3 staff members who are responsible for checking and updating all Health and Safety-related policies, reporting inconsistencies or problems and making sure the issues are resolved in due course.

The Health and Safety Committee meets regularly to collaborate on the continual upgrade and development of policies and procedures to improve school health and safety outcomes. The committee addresses current and relevant issues related to such topics as hygiene, physical education, social and emotional well being as well as nutrition. The safety of students and staff are also addressed and the committee continually creates and updates preventative measures. The committee keeps track of accidents, conducts accident investigations and takes action when necessary. The committee conducts safety inspections, risk assessments, and insures staff and teachers are up to date on health and safety training. The committee also insures emergency procedures and protocols are followed and up to date.

Health and Safety Inspections

All facilities are inspected a minimum of 1 time per year by the Health and Safety Committee.

The inspection checklist is here.

Details for fire drill evacuation:

By Default

The Head of ISB - makes announcement (and megaphone if kids are outside) and checks KG

The Secondary and High School Principal - checks upstairs hallway and checks secondary and high school students at meeting point against engrade list

The Primary Principal - checks primary hallway and checks kg/primary students at meeting point against engrade list

Kitchen/Auditorium/Lunchroom - The Primary Principal (HR Secretary when away) and the Secondary and High School Principal (Secretary) to know schedule and check those facilities

When the Head is away:

The Primary Principal makes announcement (megaphone) and checks KG on her way out

The Secondary and High School Principal checks upstairs hallway and checks sec/hs students at meeting point against engrade list

The School Secretary checks the primary hallway and the Primary Principal checks kg/primary students at meeting point against engrade list

When the Primary and Secondary & High School Principals are away:

The Secretary checks (schedules) upstairs for the Secondary and High School Principal and checks sec/hs students at meeting point against the student list

The HR Secretary checks (schedules) primary for the Primary Principal and checks kg/primary students at meeting point against the student list

Update on 18.5.2017 - Kata

Update on 29/8/2018 - Jan