Tairangi School Procedure Statement

CIVIL DEFENCE EMERGENCIES

        NAG 5 Health & Safety

        NAG 6 Legislation & Regulations

The following procedures are to be followed by the school:

  1. In the event of a civil defence emergency all students will be kept at school until they are collected by a parent or designated caregiver.
  2. Students will be supervised at school by school staff during the time of the emergency.  Staff may be released from school to attend to their own families at the discretion of the Principal.  However, there must always be sufficient staff available to ensure adequate supervision of students.
  3. The following supplies will be kept at school in the event of emergency:
  1. Water
    Each classroom will store soft drink bottles filled to the brim with water and then capped.  The bottles are to filled on the first day of school and emptied and refilled at the end of each week.
  2. Food
    The school shall always have on hand supplies of foodstuffs.  This will be used to feed students and staff at school.
  3. Toileting
    The school will have council rubbish bags which will be used in place of senior and administration block toilets.  Once these bags are 1/3 full they will be removed and put outside for the Porirua City Council to organise disposal.
  4. If students and staff have to remain overnight at school, the hall will be used for accommodation.  Curtains and blinds from around the school can be used to provide warmth as can lost property.  Parents will be asked to donate old clean sheets, blankets and bedspreads which will be stored to use in an emergency.  The school will purchase some black polythene which can be also be used for warmth.  The school will purchase light sticks which will provide background light at night.  The school will also purchase a few torches.
  5. Parents of children who require regular, ongoing medication will be asked to supply 3 days supply to the school for use in emergencies.  These will be stored, locked in the Principal’s office.
  6. Car radios will be used to listen to Civil Defence announcements.

File:civildefence56.doc        Procedure Statement – Civil Defence Emergencies