Safety Scene Fall 2019 - Page 11

We can’t prevent disasters happening but we can prepare to minimize damage and come through the recovery period as quickly as possible. When it comes to emergency preparedness we all have a role to play. In this info sheet you’ll find practical information on what to do in case an emergency should occur. DEVELOP AN EMERGENCY PLAN ● ● ● ● Identify all exits, stairways, and existing floor plans of the work area. Also identify the location of all fire extinguishers, pull stations, and any other fire adjunct alarms and fire suppression equipment. Be sure that all emergency phone numbers are clearly listed and are readily available next to telephone. Report all potentially hazardous conditions to your supervisor immediately. Especially focus on conditions or materials which, in the event of an emergency, might block evacuation routes or in some manner further contribute to the emergency. Do not block or wedge any stairwell doors in the open position at any time. ● ● ● For each location, establish a meeting point or safe refuge area away from the building and other hazards such as overhead power lines. Assign someone the responsibility of accounting for all employees in the event of an emergency. Test your plan to make sure that it works. Actsafe’s Emergency Plan - Poster PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Establish an emergency out of province contact (example to the right) that you can check in with in case you are unable to contact your family. Program the acronym ICE (In Case of Emergency) next to emergency phone numbers in your cell phone address book. This provides a method to easily reach a family member or emergency contact should an illness or incident render one unconscious. Designate a family meeting place, in case you are not able to get home. Keep a list of neighbours names and contact information, in case you are unable to reach your family. Ensure that you properly know how to use a fire extinguisher. Remember PASS (Pull the pin, Aim low, Squeeze the handle, Sweep from side to side). Know where emergency supplies are stored. Carry an emergency kit in your car (see page 4 for further information on car emergency kits). Emergency Out of Province Contact My Name: Phone: Contact Name: Phone: Address: Medical Condition: Allergies: Medication(s): MEDICAL EMERGENCIES ● ● 1 of 4 Notify the First Aid Attendant (i.e. Craft Services or Construction Safety) by the established means. If not available, call 911 or use the established and agreed upon means of reporting a medical emergency. Have a designated crew member/co-worker Updated: Sept. 2019 ● ● meet the responding emergency personnel and assist them by leading them to the victim. Keep the victim calm. If trained, administer first aid as needed. In the event of a serious incident or medical emergency, contact the appropriate number on your Emergency Procedures sheet. www.actsafe.ca Fall 2019 Edition: Emergency Preparedness Safety Scene 9