Fire and Evacuation Drill Policy
Author: Leanne Coffman
When to Use
When an emergency occurs in the workplace, prompt and appropriate actions are required to safely manage the situation. Often, these actions mandate the immediate evacuation of personnel. Ensuring the calm response and orderly withdrawal of the building occupants during crisis events is vital. In some emergencies, mere seconds count toward saving lives.
Without a dedicated method to convey evacuation procedures, a chaotic or confusing response can occur, causing delays that prolong the time for the occupants to reach a place of safety.