Amberley O.S.H.C.

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7.1 Emergency Equipment and Facilities

Personal safety and security of children, educators and volunteers (all persons on the premises) are of prime importance whilst in attendance at Amberley OSHC.  Amberley OSHC therefore takes a proactive approach to managing emergencies, developing emergency procedures and equipping educators and children with sound knowledge of them.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Education and Care Services National Law Act, 2010 and Regulations 2011
  • Family and Child Commission Act 2014
  • Duty of Care
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011, Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008
  • NQS Area: 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3;  3.1.2; 7.1.1, 7.1.2; 7.3.5 
  • Policies: 4.1 – General Health and Safety, 6.1 – Space and Facilities Requirements, 6.3 – Workplace Health and Safety, 7.2 – Drills and Evacuations, 7.4 – Fire Safety Compliance.

 Procedures

Smoke alarms or detectors are fitted in each room and the Nominated/Certified Supervisor (or a delegate) will test them regularly in accordance to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Service Management in conjunction with the Health and Safety Representative (see Policy 6.3 – Workplace Health and Safety) will be responsible to ensure that:

  • There is an alarm bell for sounding warnings of an emergency, which is kept in good working order, and tested regularly;
  • At each exit of the indoor areas accessed at Amberley OSHC, doors can be easily opened, are clearly sign-posted, and that emergency and evacuation floor plans and instructions are prominently displayed near each of these exits; and
  • There are appropriate fire extinguishers, properly installed and maintained and that educators have basic training in the use of the fire blankets and fire extinguishers kept at the venue. Locations will be clearly indicated by appropriate signage.

Amberley OSHC calls upon the advice of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (or another appropriate Authority) to provide up-to-date information on the appropriate measures which are required to comply with this aspect of this Policy.

Reviewed 6 April 2015, Updated 12 May 2015, Updated 30 May 2017


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