In the unlikely event of an emergency evacuation when I have children in my care ie gas leak/fire/flood, I have a fire escape plan in place, and older children are all trained and we practice our fire drill regularly details of each fire drill is recorded within the fire drill section in my Risk Assessment folder.
If a smoke detector sounds, or a fire is detected, the priority is to evacuate the children from the building.
I have access to a telephone and a fire blanket that would only be used if a fire were preventing escape from the setting.
My Fire Escape Plan is as follows: –
Lead all children out of the house
Assemble across the road at a safe distance and check that everyone is accounted for.
Notify the fire brigade.
Contact parents or their emergency contacts to arrange collection of the children
Take refuge in a neighbour or friend’s home until collection is possible.
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 always carry my mobile phone which is fully charged. All contact numbers for each child is held on the phone (parent’s contact numbers and emergency contacts). Other emergency numbers of my own doctor and police station are also on my phone.
Policy Created – 14.1.18
Reviewed Date – 1.1.2022