Emergency Procedures

At Dairy Flat School we take health and safety very seriously which is why we carry out regular emergency drills to practise and hone our procedures.

Teachers go over the drills with the students to make sure they are familiar with the procedures.

Fire drills are carried out once a term. When the fire bell rings,we all make our way sensibly to the evacuation area. Rolls are called to ensure everyone is present.

On hearing the lockdown signal, students and teachers remain in classrooms, or make their way quickly to the nearest classroom or building. Doors are locked. We ask that you do not contact the school via phone, or come to the school in a lockdown. Communication between the school and the community in a lockdown will take place via HERO Please do not phone the school so to keep phone lines free for communication with the police.

An earthquake is carried out in Term 3 to coincide with International Shakeout Day. When the earthquake signal is heard, students drop, cover and hold in the classroom.