It's your duty as an employer to identify all possible emergency situations, prepare for them, and make sure your employees know what to do. Doing this will health prevent injuries or even deaths when disaster strikes.
To be 100% prepared for an emergency, you must:
#1: Appoint competent employees to deal with emergencies
These appointments must include:
#2: Make sure you have a loud and operational alarm
The emergency alarm must be an essential part of your emergency plan.
There are many different types of alarms, for example, hand cranked or air or electrically driven sirens, steam whistles, electrical or mechanically activated bells, telephone intercom or public address systems, says the Health&Safety Advisor.
Whichever alarm you choose, you MUST have one. And your alarm must conform to these basic requirements:
#3: You must have emergency exits and escape routes
The basic requirements of the National Building Regulations are that:
#4: Be prepared for every emergency evacuation situation
You must develop two types of evacuation plans. The first is for when your employees must be kept in your building, for example, during a violent strike. The second is for when all your employees must move out your building as fast as possible, for example, if a fire breaks out like it did at the the Kenyatta International Airport.
Having these safety measures in place will help ensure you protect your employees during emergencies.