Safety Scene Fall 2019 - Page 12

GENERAL EVACUATION PROCEDURES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. When you hear an alarm, stop work activities and prepare to evacuate as directed by your supervisor. Proceed promptly to the nearest emergency exit. Walk quickly, but do not run. Do not use elevators, instead use stairwells to reach ground level. Use safe stairwell exiting procedures. Exit the building and proceed directly to the designated safe assembly area. Safe assembly areas should generally be away from the building, upwind and out of the way of incoming emergency personnel. Note: During an earthquake, remain in the building until directed to do otherwise. Remain in the safe assembly area location so that the supervisory personnel may conduct a survey to account for all building personnel. Do not disperse or move to other assembly locations. Do not re-enter the building until the emergency response team leader has deemed it safe and supervisory personnel have given permission to go back into the facility. IN CASE OF FIRE ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Activate appropriate alarms. Call 911 or use the established and agreed upon means of reporting a fire emergency. Stay calm and do not panic. Alert others in your area. Evacuate as directed by your supervisor to your designated evacuation area. Walk, do not run. Remain in the evacuation area until the supervisor has accounted for everyone and you have been instructed otherwise. Never use an elevator during a fire. Always use the stairwell. If there is smoke in the room, stay low (the air is cooler and cleaner closer to the floor); hold a wet cloth over your mouth and nose; and only break windows as a last resort. If a door is hot, do not open it. Use an alternate door if one is available and safe to use. If an alternate door is not available, contact someone (if possible) and give them your exact location. If there is water available, wet cloths and seal the door and any vents. Close all doors as you leave. Do not lock them. If trained to use a fire extinguisher, and the fire is in the incipient stage, you may attempt to extinguish the fire. Remember that your own safety is of primary concern. Never attempt to put out a fire alone. IN CASE OF EARTHQUAKE ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Duck under something sturdy and cover your head. Stay away from windows and objects which may fall on you. Do not dash for stairway exits. Do not use elevators. If you are inside a building, remain inside until directed otherwise. Do not be surprised if the electricity goes out. This is common during an earthquake. If an evacuation is necessary, follow the established routes and procedures. If you are outside, stay in an open area, which is clear from hazards. When the shaking stops, do not re-enter any building. Workers shall remain in the safe refuge area until they have been directed by the appropriate authority to leave the safe refuge area or to return to their workplace. AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE ● ● ● ● Actsafe’s What To Do In The Event of an Earthquake - Poster Be prepared for aftershocks. Do not panic, stay calm. Check for injured persons and assist as necessary. If indoors, your supervisor may initiate an evacuation. Replace the telephone handset if it has fallen off the hook. Use telephones for emergency calls only. www.actsafe.ca Safety Scene 2 of 4 10 Updated: Sept. 2019 Fall 2019 Edition: Emergency Preparedness