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Drawing up your emergency evacuation plan? Add these seven responsibilities to your Security Manager's duties

by , 30 September 2014
During an emergency evacuation, everyone has responsibilities. You need to deal with these responsibilities in your emergency evacuation plan.

This is where you clearly detail what each person must do. And your Security Manager has some of the most important responsibilities when it comes to securing your premises during the emergency.

That's why you need to include these seven Security Manager responsibilities in your emergency evacuation plan...

 

Here are the seven Security Manager responsibilities you must include in your emergency evacuation plan

 
1. When the emergency evacuation alarm goes off, your Security Manager, or designated Supervisor on duty, must unlock/deactivate the emergency exit turnstiles and doors.
 
2. During an emergency, security personnel must use the international radio language to identify the different assembly point as follows. For example, they can say:
 
Assembly point A = Alpha
Assembly point B = Bravo
Assembly point C = Charlie
Assembly point D = Delta
Security Operations Centre = Papa
 
3. The Security Manager must send security guards to all external access gates on site. They must close the external gates and not let anyone except emergency service vehicles in.
 
He must send security guards to all entrances and exits of workplaces to control access and movement of people and to assist in an orderly evacuation.
 
He must also send security guards to all assembly points to control movement and safety.
 
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If there was a fire, violent strike or explosion in your company, would your first aider know what to do?
 
Do your first aiders know what it is?
 
 
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4. All security personnel he sends must have a two-way radio to communicate with the Security Operations Centre.
 
5. Security guards must ensure no one gets access to the operational areas except those doing tasks to help during an emergency evacuation.
 
6. Your security manager must ensure security guards stand at the front of the assembly point and follow these steps:
 
A) Don't move around, stand in one place, clearly visible; and
B) Be available to report to and from the Security Operations Centre.
 
7. Before the 'all clear' is given, your Security Manager must send security and appointed personnel to sweep the entire site to ensure there's no further danger and the emergency situation has ended.
 
Ensure you add these seven responsibilities to your emergency evacuation plan so your Security Management knows what to do.

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