Situations requiring evacuation include fire, hazardous material release, bomb threats and earthquakes.
Situations requiring evacuation include fire, hazardous material release, bomb threats and earthquakes. Fire alarms must be treated as real emergencies and building evacuation must occur. The need for evacuation in other situations will be determined by emergency personnel and you will be advised if evacuation is necessary.
What do I do if evacuation of the building is necessary?
- Shut down equipment and secure hazardous materials.
- Calmly proceed to nearest exit — in case of fire, check doors for heat before opening.
- Follow instructions from emergency personnel.
- Do not use elevators.
- Walk — don’t rush or crowd. Use handrails in stairways.
- Move away from the building quickly — watch for falling glass and other hazards.
- Move to your emergency meeting location and stay there so that all personnel may be accounted for.
- Never re-enter the building until notified by emergency personnel that it is safe to do so.
How do I evacuate persons with special needs?
- Individuals who are physically unable to use the stairs, hearing, or visually impaired require special assistance during any evacuation.
- These persons should inform their supervisor(s), co-worker(s) and the Building Emergency Director of the assistance that they will require in the event of an emergency.
- Check to see if your building has a designated “areas of refuge” where persons may await assistance from emergency personnel. If this area does not exist and you are unable to assist the individual, record location and report directly to emergency personnel.