April – Emergency Evacuation
Prevention and Reducing Risk
Stay calm! Do not rush or panic.
Make sure aisles and exits are clearly marked.
Exit routes must be continually maintained.
Review processes for providing help to those needing special assistance.
Review fire and chemical hazards specific to each work area.
Use the nearest safe stairs and proceed to the nearest exit.
Do not use the elevator.
Proceed to the designated Emergency Assembly Area and report to your roll taker.
Do not re-enter the building or work area until you have been instructed to do so.
Potential Hazards to Avoid
Confusion and panic during an evacuation
Inability to evacuate due to injury or handicap
Blocked egress and doorways
Exposure to hazardous materials
Unaccountability for all evacuees
Workplace evacuation exercises are designed to test the ability of occupants to effectively and efficiently evacuate in response to an emergency. Evacuation should include a pre-evacuation briefing followed by a debriefing with response teams.