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4110-15 | Emergency Preparedness - Hazardous Material Spill

Date Approved: March 13 2012
Date Reviewed/Amended: July 19 2017

1.  Community Hazardous Material Spill Response

  • Follow the directions and recommendations from the designated Emergency Coordinator:

City of Prince Rupert

Fire Chief

District of Port Edward

Chief Administrative Officer or Fire Chief

Hartley Bay

Fire Chief or Emergency Coordinator

  • Secure school sites (e.g. close windows and doors etc., in cases of airborne contaminates/toxic fumes).
  • Alert all staff to a possible evacuation.
  • Evacuate students and staff only upon direction of the Emergency Coordinator; if the Emergency Coordinator is unavailable, contact the Superintendent or the Secretary-Treasurer; if the Superintendent and the Secretary-Treasurer are not available, evacuate as necessary.
  • Once an evacuation order has been received bring students, staff and visitors to the designated assembly area.  Bring student attendance lists and the visitor log book.
  • Attend to injured personnel or students and call 9-1-1 if required.
  • Follow emergency student release procedures.


2.   School-Based Hazardous Material Spill Response

  • Immediately notify the Principal of the spill.
  • The Principal will notify Superintendent
  • The Superintendent will, if there is a risk to the surrounding community, notify the Emergency Coordinator of the City.
  • If toxic fumes are present, secure the area (with caution tape or cones) to prevent other students or personnel from entering.  Evacuate the school, if necessary.
  • Deal with the spill in accordance with the instructions described in the MSDS.
  • Spills must be handled in safe manner, while wearing the proper Personal Protective Equipment.  Ask for the assistance of the local Fire Department if necessary.
  • Call 9-1-1 for medical aid for any students, staff or visitors exposed to the hazardous material.


Related Policies and Regulations:

4110               Policy: Emergency Preparedness

4110-90         Regulation: Emergency Preparedness – Emergency Drills

4310-40         Regulation: Incident Reporting and Investigation

4110 - - Emergency Preparedness Policy
4110-90 - - Emergency Preparedness - Emergency Drills
4310-40 - - Incident Reporting and Investigation Decision Tree