Caution Alert (code yellow)

To watch the training video, see Staff Caution Alert and SST Code Yellow

Caution Alerts (code yellow) notify all staff of a potential emergency and help the Site Safety Team gather more information before deciding to resolve or escalate to an Action Alert. Some organizations/districts use the older terminology "Code Yellow" (instead of "Caution Alert"). 

Site Safety Team members can report a Caution Alert from the dashboard, or escalate an incident into a Caution Alert.

When your school initiates a Caution Alert, all staff receive a text message and email from CatapultEMS with a summary and a link to sign in to CatapultEMS. Your school may also announce the Caution Alert over the PA system or via classroom call.

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Staff view

  1. Sign in to CatapultEMS.com

  2. During a Caution Alert, your dashboard shows the type of alert (for example “suspicious activity”) along with date and time. Choose the alert to expand and view the incident details.

  3. If you need to communicate with your Site Safety Team, choose Send Help Now! or Report Additional Information.

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4. When the Caution Alert resolves, you receive a text message and email with resolution details.

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Site Safety Team view

During a Caution Alert, your dashboard shows:

  1. Safety Team Chat

  2. Caution Alert Details

  3. Staff Submitted Reports

  4. Staff Locations

  5. Evacuation Maps

  6. Emergency Procedures

  7. Emergency Scripts

  8. Resolve or Escalate Caution Alert

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 Edit details

  1. From the dashboard, choose Caution Alert Detail (near the top)

  2. Choose Update Caution Alert (green button at the bottom of the page).

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Resolve

  1. From the dashboard, choose Resolve Caution Alert (green button at the bottom of the page).

  2. Fill in resolution details

  3. Choose Resolve Alert.

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Escalate

  1. From the dashboard, choose Escalate to Action (red button at the bottom of the page).

  2. Choose an action (such as Evacuate, Lockdown, Shelter, Lockout or Hold). Note: your district may have a unique list of actions.

  3. Choose Initiate Action Alert.

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