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Did you know: Different emergencies call for different responses? Ensure your employees know this so they get out alive

by , 03 September 2014
Should your employees react the same way to a violent storm as they would to a workplace fire? Of course not, because these are very different emergencies.

A storm outside might mean no one must leave the building, while a fire means they must get out in a and orderly fashion.

But do your employees know this? Do they understand how to respond in different emergency situations?

If not, it's time you gave them this information to ensure they get out alive...

 

Give your employees this information about emergency responses

 
The first piece of information your employees need is about the different types of emergencies that may affect your workplace.
 
For example, the emergency could be:
 
- A fire;
- Flooding;
- A violent storm;
- Violent strikes or protesters;
- A bomb threat; 
- A shooter in the workplace; or
- Others depending on the kind of work you do in your company and you need to ensure you inform your employees about these too.
 
Then you need to instruct your employees on how to respond to each of these emergencies. Read on to find out what you should tell them...
 
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Here's what you must tell your employees about how to respond to each of these emergencies

 
In a fire your employees must evacuate the building as fast as possible in an orderly fashion. 
 
When there's flooding your employees should remain inside the building until the person in charge gives the all clear. This is unless the flooding is inside the building.
 
A violent storm means your employees must stay inside.
 
A violent strikes or protestors means your employees must stay inside, lock entrances and stay away from windows.
 
A bomb threat means your employees must evacuate the building. 
 
A shooter in the workplace means your employees must evacuate as fast as possible in an orderly fashion.
 
There you have it. Ensure your employees know this information so they know whether they must stay or go during an emergency. 
 

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