Three Ways To Be Prepared For An Emergency: When it comes to emergencies, being prepared is one of the most important things you can do! Here are three things you should know before an emergency happens: 1. Evacuation procedures. Do you know where to assemble with your co-workers and when you’re required to evacuate an area? Are you familiar with evacuation routes? 2. Your duties. Do you know what duties you’re expected to perform during in an emergency, such as shutting down equipment? Do you know how to call for help and who to call? 3. The alarm systems. Are you familiar with the various alarms and how to react to each? Take the time today and ask yourself these questions so you’re prepared for the unexpected. Remember, being prepared for an emergency can actually save lives!
Emergency Preparedness Reminders: Unexpected emergencies at work may be rare, but they can happen. If you have never experienced an emergency at work, you may find it hard to imagine that such a thing could even happen to you. However, it can happen at any time and to anyone. Being properly prepared can make a huge difference in your ability to successfully deal with the situation. Please take some time today and think about how you would react to certain emergencies. Who would you call? Where should you evacuate to? When an emergency is upon us, confusion and panic are very common, and this may impact your ability to think clearly and rationally. It’s for this reason that you should be aware of the proper way to deal with emergencies before they happen. Being prepared could save lives!
Evacuate Your Work Area When Required: When an evacuation alarm sounds, the first thing you need to do is evacuate your work area and assemble at you designated meeting area. Sometimes it is tempting to ignore an alarm, dismissing it as being either a false alarm or a drill. You may also be tempted to stick around and figure out what is going on. Please avoid these temptations (trust me, it’s for your own good). When somebody does not report to their assigned meeting place, their supervisor cannot confirm that they have gotten away from the dangerous area. This also means that emergency personnel will have to go back into the workplace to look for you – which can be very risky! If at any time you have questions about evacuations procedures, please speak to your Supervisor.
Emergency Preparedness Reminders: If you’ve ever been the first one on the scene at a car accident or working next to someone who had a traumatic injury, then you know how important it is to react quickly and correctly during an emergency situation. So, what would you do if there was an emergency at work? The stress of the situation can cause us to forget some of the basics. To ensure a smooth process, please familiarize yourself with your company’s emergency response plan. What number do you call for emergency services? Where is the nearest fire extinguisher? Do you know where to meet if you’re required to evacuate? These are just a few things that each of us should know while at work. We may not be emergency personnel, but when an accident is upon us, every second counts so make sure you know what to do!