Toolbox Talk on Emergency Response

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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.