Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Fire Drill Procedure

IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE
A member of staff will activate the fire alarm.
Take the evacuation in a calm orderly manner, leaving personal belongings behind.
The teacher of each class must indicate the exit route to be used and everyone must be directed to a Predetermined Assembly Point.
Assembly point /əˈsembli /(= a place where people have been asked to meet)
Specific arrangements must be made for students with physical disabilities to ensure that they are assisted during evacuation.
The students will line up and walk smartly to the assembly point, led by their teacher. The students are expected to follow any instructions given to them by the staff.
No running is to be permitted to avoid panic.
On staircases everyone must descend in single file. Overtaking of classes or individuals must not be permitted.
Smartly: quickly
(in) single file: (also old-fashioned (in) Indian file) (in) one line, one behind the other. E.g. They made their way in single file along the cliff path.
Lifts must not be used.
Anyone who is not in class when the fire alarm sounds must go immediately to the assembly point.
A roll call should be conducted: at the assembly point the teacher will check the students against the register and report to the senior member of staff that the students and staff are ALL accounted for.
Roll-call: the reading of a list of names to a group of people to check who is there. E.g. Roll-call will be at 7 a.m.
Account for somebody/something: to know where somebody/something is or what has happened to them, especially after an accident. E.g. All passengers have now been accounted for. Three files cannot be accounted for.
Staff and students will wait at the assembly point until told by the fire officer that it is safe to re-enter the building and the all-clear is given.
The all-clear: signal (often a sound) which shows that a place or situation is no longer dangerous. E.g. The children hid in the basement until the all-clear sounded.
ON NO ACCOUNT RE-ENTER THE BUILDING UNTIL THE ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN.
THE SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS IS PARAMOUNT AND ANY INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY THE FIRE SERVICE SHOULD BE ACTED UPON IMMEDIATELY.
Act on/upon something: to take action as a result of advice, information, etc. Proceder según, actuar de acuerdo a. E.g. Acting on information from a member of the public, the police raided the club. Why didn't you act on her suggestion?

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