The Principal is the designated Safety Officer for St Ambrose’s School with the teaching staff making up the Committee. As part of the staff meeting agenda a WH&S segment will constitute a proactive response to issues of health and safety in the school.
As a community that cares for the welfare of all its members, St Ambrose’s is committed to the ongoing safety of the children and adults who live, work and learn in our school environment. In order to most effectively do this, a Health and Safety program is in place to prevent or minimise the possible harm. To ensure this program is proactive rather than reactive it is important that we implement sound preventive risk management practices into all aspects of life in our school. It will require a culture of risk management involving all members of the community in being aware, gathering information and passing it on through the correct processes to ensure the removal or reduction of any risks that occur at St Ambrose’s.
To ensure an effective Risk Management Program is in operation, St Ambrose’s School will ensure effective processes for:
The School Critical Incidents Procedures documents details on Fire Drill. Each area of the school has an evacuation map displayed that indicates the route to follow to the designated safety zone. All staff, pupils and visitors on site (including parents) are to take part in ‘practice evacuations.’ The school practices the Evacuation Drill twice a year. The school secretary records the results of the drill in the Evacuation Drill File.