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DIY Safety Manual

August 13, 2014

Does your church have a clear plan for emergencies?  Crossroads Church does.  In fact, it’s so clear, that they have a Safety Manual displayed in each Kids Room.  Each Manual is custom made with instructions for that specific room.  The staff was kind enough to give me permission to share their Safety Manual on my blog with pictures for everyone to see.  Hopefully it will inspire you to make a plan for emergencies that is clear for your volunteers.

They have included the following tabs with short, clear instructions in each section:

Calling 911 – This page includes steps to take when calling 911, the location, specific to each room & campus, and the text to say when speaking with the 911 operator.

Incident Report Forms – These forms are available right in the pocket of this booklet.

Tornado – This section includes step by step instructions about what to do, and where to go in the event of a tornado. On the back of this page is a map that indicates where they should go in the building.

Fire – This section includes step by step instructions on what to do, and where to go in the event of fire evacuation.  On the back of this page is a map that indicates which route they should take to evacuate.

Each booklet was specific to each room.  The instructions and maps were specific so that volunteers would know exactly what to do in the event of an emergency.

For more information on what else to include at an emergency info station in a kids ministry room, check out this page.

 

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36 Comments

  • Reply Tami August 13, 2014 at 9:15 am

    LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  • Reply Chris January 6, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Do you have a copy of the incident report?

  • Reply Jeremy Hooper October 11, 2016 at 10:39 am

    What size paper did you print this on? Thanks!

  • Reply jkhoop October 11, 2016 at 10:40 am

    What size paper did you print this on? Thanks!

  • Reply Amanda January 14, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Is this safety manual still available?

    • Reply Carolyn Burge January 16, 2018 at 10:16 pm

      Hello Amanda, I will send you an email with the file.

      • Reply Sabrina Egli January 17, 2018 at 5:41 pm

        Carolyn would it be possible for me to receive an email as well? Love this!

        • Reply Carolyn Burge January 20, 2018 at 11:26 pm

          Hi Sabrina, I will send you an email with the file.

      • Reply Johnnie Wilmoth February 9, 2018 at 1:38 pm

        Hello, just now running across this. Would it be possible to send me this file as well? Thanks so much!

        • Reply Carolyn Burge February 9, 2018 at 2:23 pm

          Hi Johnnie, I will email you a file. 🙂

  • Reply Christine Phillips January 17, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Carolyn – there is no link. Could you send it?

  • Reply Cindy Walsh January 17, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Is this still available?

    • Reply Carolyn Burge January 20, 2018 at 11:27 pm

      Hi Cindy, I will send you an email with the file.

  • Reply Njeri January 19, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Hi, I would like to know if the safety manual is available. This would really help us in our church.

    • Reply Carolyn Burge January 20, 2018 at 11:27 pm

      Hi Njeri, I will send you an email with the file.

  • Reply Courtney January 24, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    May I have a copy of this file also, please?

    • Reply Carolyn Burge January 25, 2018 at 2:25 am

      Hi Courney, I will email you the pdf file.

  • Reply Gail Burklow January 27, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    I would love a copy of this file! Thank you in advance.

    • Reply Carolyn Burge February 5, 2018 at 2:36 pm

      Hi Gail, I will email you the file.

  • Reply Mamma Gayle Jones January 29, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    thank you for the pictures! I was able to recreate this manual for our Children’s Areas in a few hours!

  • Reply Daisy Thompson February 5, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Ok my turn…Can I pretty please have the file for this? It looks amazing and would love to have something like this for our building. Thanks!

    • Reply Carolyn Burge February 5, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      Hi Daisy, I will email you a file.

  • Reply Kaitlyn Mitchell February 6, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Hi,
    I am currently working on something just like this for our Kid’s Ministry. Would you be able to send me this file as well? This looks awesome! Thank you!

    • Reply Carolyn Burge February 6, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      Hi Kaitlyn, I will send you an email with the file.

  • Reply Kjirsten February 9, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Hi, can I also access these files? We are re-doing our classrooms in our Early Life Ministry and I’d like to have an easily accessible/visible safety procedures. Great post! Thank you!!

    • Reply Carolyn Burge February 9, 2018 at 6:22 pm

      Hi Kjirsten, I will email you a file. 🙂

  • Reply Aimee Woods February 9, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Me too please! I would love the file to this safety manual.

    • Reply Carolyn Burge February 9, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      Hi Aimee, I will email you a file.

  • Reply Kelley February 14, 2018 at 7:05 am

    What a great idea! May I also have the file for this safety manual?

    • Reply Carolyn Burge February 14, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      Hi Kelley, I will send you an email with the file.

  • Reply Jessica February 15, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Great Idea! I need a copy also Thanks!

    • Reply Carolyn Burge February 21, 2018 at 2:51 am

      Hi Jessica, I will send you an email with the file.

  • Reply Lydia February 19, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    This looks great! Could you send this to me, too?

    • Reply Carolyn Burge February 21, 2018 at 2:52 am

      Hi Lydia, I will send you an email with the file.

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