Sample Emergency Instructions

Sample Emergency Instructions

(from OSHA)

Follow these rules in an emergency:
• Stop work and leave the building IMMEDIATELY when the fire alarm sounds or when you are instructed to do so!
• Follow instructions, avoid panic, and cooperate with those responding to the emergency.
• Proceed to the designated or nearest exit.
• Turn off computers, equipment, fans, etc., and close desk drawers.
• Do NOT delay your exit from the building by looking for belongings or other people.
• When leaving the building, go to a clear area well away from the building. Do not obstruct fire hydrants or the responding fire/rescue workers and their equipment.
• Do not re-enter the building until instructed to do so by your supervisor or fire/rescue worker.
• The above rules will be enforced. Periodic fire emergency drills may be conducted. Your life and the lives of others will depend on your cooperation.

Emergency plan: This company has a responsibility for minimizing the danger to life, property, and job security arising from the effects of fire, riots, civil commotion, and natural and man-made disasters. To accomplish this purpose, a Quick Reaction Team has been developed to respond to emergencies. Their responsibilities include the following:
• arrange for evacuation of employees
• render first aid
• salvage and restore company operations

If you ever discover a fire:
• Remain calm. Do not shout “Fire!”
• Pull the nearest fire alarm.
• Dial the emergency number on the telephone and give the operator the location of the fire, the floor, wing, and room number, if possible.

In case of a Tornado
(from the Storm Safety Team)

• Go directly to an enclosed, windowless area in the center of the building — away from glass and on the lowest floor possible.
• Crouch down and cover your head.
• Interior stairwells are usually good places to take shelter, and if not crowded, allow you to get to a lower level quickly.
• Stay off the elevators; you could be trapped in them if the power is lost.