Childcare Emergency Response

Approximate duration:

23 minutes


This program is designed to help you understand what you need to do in the event of an emergency response being necessary at work. It emphasizes the need for Emergency Response Plans to be in place.

The course provides the regulatory framework for an emergency response and provides a practical step by step guide to understanding the importance of Evacuation Diagrams, the significance of Emergency Assembly Areas and the roles of the various members of staff in the childcare centre when it comes to an emergency response being required.

The program also covers the specific controls that must be in place to minimise risks including specially developed equipment to assist in an evacuation or relocation of people in a childcare facility including people with a disability. The main kinds of emergencies that may occur and the appropriate response to each one are also featured.

The course ends with the need for regular rehearsals and reviews of the Emergency Response Plans and a discussion on what workers in these centres can do to look after their own safety.

The program is followed by a quiz which requires a pass mark of 80% to be considered competent.