Toolbox talks on emergencies: Make sure your employees are aware of the following
You need to prepare your employees for emergencies so they know what to do, where to go and how to react. And the best way to do this is to conduct toolbox talks on emergencies.
During your toolbox talk on emergencies, make it clear to your employees that they could lose their lives if they don't take emergencies seriously.
Tell them to avoid being complacent when the fire alarm goes off at your workplace, especially during emergency practice drills.
Make sure they know that practice drills will help ensure they know how to react, where the emergency exits are and where the safe assembly points are.
Make them aware of the danger with emergencies like fires.
The danger here is that smoke is carbon monoxide and poisonous. Once it's in the lungs, you'll find it difficult to breathe and you'll become unconscious, says the Health & Safety Advisor.
Tell your employees to do the following to protect themselves when the emergency alarm sounds:
Remind your employees that if they're complacent about fire alarms, they are giving themselves a death sentence.
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