Prepare for an Emergency

Being prepared to handle an emergency is an individual as well as an organizational responsibility.

Prepare for an Emergency

An emergency, disaster, accident or injury can occur at any time and without warning. Being prepared to handle an emergency is an individual as well as an organizational responsibility. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that employees are aware of safety procedures and emergency protocols.

What can my department do to be prepared?

  • Have a local health and safety committee (LHSC)
  • Have a building emergency response plan
  • Have a posted emergency evacuation plan
  • Have a designated evacuation assembly plan
  • Have a building emergency director
  • Have floor wardens for each floor or area
  • Have trained first aid attendants (OFA 1)

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What can I do to be better prepared BEFORE an emergency occurs?

  • Be familiar with your building emergency response plan
  • Know where fire pull alarms, fire extinguishers and first aid kits are located

For more information and/or training on safety issues, contact your local health and safety committee (LHSC) representative or Risk Management Services (604-822-2029)

Report all accidents or near-miss incidents immediately to your supervisor and within 24 hours in the UBC on-line Central Accident Incident Reporting System (CAIRS).

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