Sample Lightning Preparedness Guide

The people filling the roles listed below are responsible for making the decision to stop the activity, move students to a safe location, and to determine when/if it is safe to resume the activity:

  • Curricular activities: teacher
  • Intramurals activities: teacher, intramural supervisors
  • Interschool competitions and practices: teacher/coach in consultation with official (for competitions)
  • Outdoor Education Trips: teacher in consultation with trip Leader
  • Off-Site Activity Providers: teacher in consultation with facility manager/director
  • Camps: teacher in consultation with camp director

A lightning response plan must be developed in advance of outdoor activities. The following must be taken into consideration: