Emergency Incident Guidelines

Individual emergency plans for students that require them are on to be placed display in host school staff areas. These plans outlay the response required for students who have serious allergies, seizures, etc. Teachers are responsible for ensuring this is done.
If you would like assistance with these please let your Head of School know, they will assist you to organise this ASAP.
 
 
GUIDELINES FOR EMERGENCIES ACTIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS
One of the complexities of having satellite classes at host schools is the process to follow in unexpected situations such as emergencies and so forth.
Each Host School has its own set of Emergencies Response Procedures and all Arahunga Special School Staff are expected to actively seek out and learn these.
In addition to Host School Emergency Response Procedures the following guidelines will help you to navigate these situations:
 
A.) The priority concern is the wellbeing of the people involved (this includes the responder to the incident).
 
B.) Response and notification:
 
i) If the incident occurs ON host school property do the following:
 
  1. Take the required emergency action (e.g. phoning an ambulance, first aid, etc.)
  2. After ensuring the person/people involved is/are safe, let the host school office know* (in some cases the host school may have designated a particular person who needs to know, but if in doubt go through the main host school office).
  3. Let the Arahunga office know (this is equally as important as letting the host school know - however it should be done after letting the host school know). The office will then contact Senior Management.
  4. Co-ordinate through your Line Manager (or Head of School when Line Manager is unavailable) the contacting of parents/caregivers and follow up for the incident as soon as reasonably possible.
*Please note; contact with the parents/caregivers, should be made by Arahunga in consultation with senior staff, not by the host school, unless Arahunga has no way of making prompt communication.
 
ii) If the incident occurs OFF host school property do the following:
 
  1. Take the required emergency action (e.g. phoning an ambulance, first aid, etc.)
  2. After ensuring the person/people involved is/are safe, let the Arahunga office know. The office will then contact Senior Management.
  3. Let the host school office know* (in some cases the host school may have designated a particular person who needs to know, but if in doubt go through the main host school office).
  4. Co-ordinate through your Line Manager (or Head of School when Line Manager is unavailable) the contacting of parents/caregivers and follow up for the incident.
*Please note; contact with the parents/caregivers, should be made by Arahunga in consultation with senior staff, not by the host school, unless Arahunga has no way of making prompt communication.
 
C) Recording the incident
  1. Complete accident/incident registers at the Host School
  2. Complete accident/incident registers at Arahunga
  3. Inform the Executive Officer that the reports have been submitted so that they can initiate follow up investigation by Health and Safety officer/committee.