Ministry of Education, Guyana

Emergency Drills and Preparation Plans

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The Headteacher is expected to plan and execute emergency drills on a monthly basis, (i.e. fire drills and evacuation procedures). These procedures must be well-documented and published.

As stated in the School Records and Documents, the entire school must be involved in each drill and lockdown - all teachers, students and ancillary staff. The entire school should be aware of these procedures with signs conspicuously displayed at various points of the school plant.

Each drill must be recorded using the prescribed format. (See page 96 of School Records and Documents).

Designation of emergency points and procedures

The Headteacher is directed to establish assembly points and exits to be used in the event of an emergency. Teachers and students should be au fait with the assembly point and the manner and order in which they should vacate the premises. The effectiveness of this would only be realised through constant practice.

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