Rule: Must I practice my emergency preparedness plan?

Practice Drill

Minimum standard rules for child care centers and homes (chapters 744, 746 & 747) have amended practice drill requirements.

Fire drills are still required to be performed once a month; however, requirements for severe weather sheltering drills have been amended from requiring practice once every three months to four times in a calendar year.

In addition, child care operations are now required to practice lock-down drills for endangering persons four times in a calendar year.

Consider This!

Kara's operation has conducted one emergency lock-down practice drill so far this calendar year. She realizes that the calendar year will end next month so she plans to conduct the remaining three required emergency lock-down drills over the next couple of weeks.

If Kara conducts the remaining three drills within the next couple of weeks, will she be in compliance with the amount emergency lock-down practice drills required by minimum standard rules?

 
 

Technical Assistance:For drills to be the most successful, it is best to conduct them at different times of the day and the year. Spacing the drills will increase the likelihood of a successful emergency lock-down and ensure all employees have had the opportunity to participate in the drills at regular intervals.

Consider This!

Kara's operation has conducted one emergency lock-down practice drill so far this calendar year. She realizes that the calendar year will end next month so she plans to conduct the remaining three required emergency lock-down drills over the next couple of weeks.

If Kara conducts the remaining three drills within the next couple of weeks, will she be in compliance with the amount emergency lock-down practice drills required by minimum standard rules?