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Emergency Evacuation Procedure Policy
In order to keep the children and myself safe I have developed the following procedure to evacuate my home in the event of an emergency.
This may be as a result of a fire, flooding, gas leak etc.
The children will regularly practice the evacuation procedure with me so they will not be alarmed in the event of the situation being real. Practices will be carried out on different days of the week to ensure all children practice and the details recorded in the evacuation log. I have a fire blanket located in the hallway. Two fire alarms (fitted by the local Fire Fighters) and a Carbon Monitor alarm. All the alarms are checked on a weekly basis and recorded on a Risk Assessment.
- Sound an alarm.
- Evacuate the children using the safest and nearest exit available (Babies and toddlers will be carried to safety).
- Take contact details.
- Assemble across the road from the house (or in the car park at the back of the house if leaving via the rear of the house).
- If necessary there is an Ofsted Registered Childminder in my road, a couple of doors up that we can all go to, if this happened details would be given to you.
- Contact the emergency services.
- Comfort and reassure the children.
- Arrange safe place for the children to stay until parents can collect them.
- Follow the instructions of the Emergency Services.
- Do not return to the building until the Emergency Services have declared it safe to do so.
I will require you to sign to say you have read and understood this Policy.
If you have any concerns regarding this policy please discuss them with me.