School Resilience Date: 28 th Jan 2012 Pete Hardy, Amie McGrory and Mark Conway
Emergency Class Room 63% of schools in Central Bedfordshire closed.
What you're hot on! Emergency plan Emergency Contact Details Plan activation On-site evacuation School closure arrangements Staff trained to assume others roles Resilience of records
What you are a bit cooler on Business continuity plans Off-site evacuation arrangements Lockdown procedures Post incident support arrangements Joint plans with co-located facilities like pre-schools and mutual aid arrangements Resilience to loss of utilities
Discussion As a group, identify some of the most important parts of your schools jigsaw, then discuss the arrangements your school has in place to replace the pieces and minimise disruption. If you have your plan with you, you should use it.
Discussion Scenario: Its 12:30 and there has been a toxic chemical spill from a tanker that has been involved in an accident, the chemical is now airborne and its not far from your school. The police have advised that it is not safe to be outside the building until they have contained the incident: this could take over 8 hours. You need to activate your lockdown procedures immediately suppressing air ingress to the building as much as possible. Task: Discuss how you would do this, follow your plan if you have it with you: Is your plan sufficient, would it work? Would you automatically go for your plan Would you form your School Emergency Management Team? What are the issues this may cause what actions do you need to take as a school to manage these issues?
a.Managing emergencies in schools (guidance document). b. Emergency Plan Template (this includes business continuity arrangements) c. Practical resources for producing, training and exercising a school emergency plan These are available on the Schools Portal: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/schools-portal/ National best practice website: http://www.schoolemergencies.info http://www.schoolemergencies.info
Standards to aim for ISO 22301 2012 International Standard (Align, Comply, Certify) ISO 22313 Guidance Document
Summary and next steps Making the links Your current plan If you dont have a plan, now might be a good time to get your school leadership team to commit to complete one Governors check and challenge, make sure good arrangements are in place, validating plans by testing arrangements and checking training Go for the standard The most resilient schools those in Central Bedfordshire
School Resilience Pete Hardy - Compliance and Risk Advisor Tel: 0300 300 4955 Email: email@example.com@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk Amie McGrory - Emergency Planning Officer Tel: 0300 300 4553 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org@centralbedfordshrie.gov.uk Mark Conway Emergency Planning Officer Tel: 0300 300 4439 Email: email@example.com@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk