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1. Building Access 

During church hours, only the main doors to the church foyer and RE building will be unlocked and accessible from the outside. The exterior playground gates will be locked. Children and parents must enter and exit the playground through the RE building.

Building Security/Key Procedure

  • If a key is checked out to you, you are responsible for opening and locking the building for your event. Check all windows and doors including the bathrooms and any room your group has occupied.
  • You will not share this key or pass it on to anyone
  • When your event is over please return the key to office staff in person. NEVER leave a key on desk, slipped under a door or in a mailbox.

2. Safety Inspection & Readiness 

Ladder Safety (Reaching for high objects)

  1. There are a number of ladders on our campus to use to reach high places or objects. Please use common sense and be aware of safety first.
  2. Always have a second person near to steady the ladder.
  3. NEVER stand on the very top of the ladder when doing your work.

Fire alarm maintenance & Fire extinguisher maintenance

  1. Fire alarm and extinguishers are checked annually.

Defibrillator and Oxygen tank maintenance

  1. Maintained regularly

Regular inspection of the facilities for safety violations and repairs of violations

  1. Church administrator and building and grounds advisors inspect the building twice a year.

Medical Emergency Procedures


Foothills staff is trained for CPR and at least one member is trained on first aid.

  1. Check for breathing and pulse.
  2. ***Call 911 immediately. *** Use landline if possible
  3. Ask for help to be sent, stay on the line and follow instructions.
  4. If an adult with no pulse, start chest compressions.
    If a child, give 3 rescue breaths, and be prepared to start chest compressions if no pulse results.
    If you are a trained rescuer, begin CPR as taught.
  5. Send someone to get the AED and Oxygen tank located in the social hall on a wall between the foyer entrance and the kitchen.
  6. Have one person continue chest compressions while another starts the AED.
  7. Follow the instructions from the AED
  8. The AED (automated external defibrillator) is a portable medical device that delivers an electrical shock to restart a person’s heart. It provides voice prompts that tell you exactly what to do and will only administer a shock if needed, so there’s no reason to hesitate.

 In the Event of other Medical Emergency:

  1. Assess the situation.
  2. Is the victim severely injured?
  3. Is the victim unconscious?
  4. Are there any immediate safety hazards jeopardizing the victim further?
  5. ***Call 911*** Use landline if possible –  if necessary and notify the DRE or administrator, if it is a child locate parent and inform of situation.
  6. Control the emergency area and provide comfort to the victim until medical personnel arrive. Provide First Responder First Aid, CPR and/or other assistance if certified to do so.

Staff or volunteer staff member – Gather all the facts pertaining to the emergency from witnesses, including all actions taken, times and activities related to the em

Updated on September 15, 2018

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