In the event of a fire, having a fire evacuation plan is very important. This plan will help people get out of the building in an orderly and safe way, keep the fire from spreading, and give firefighters helpful information. Before doing any other emergency tasks, make sure your life is secure.
When you see a fire, pull the fire alarm to tell everyone else in the building. Look for a phone and call the fire department for help if you need it. Give them the information they need so that they can help you right away.
There are many reasons to have fire evacuation plans; some are discussed below.
- Create a Clear Chain Of Command
Because of the chaos of job settings, most people desire to run and get out of the building as quickly as possible. This puts them and their belongings at risk of being hurt or damaged. The staff needs calm, levelheaded leaders who can coordinate essential tasks and ensure everyone gets out safely.
- Designated Meeting Place
Fire evacuation plans help employees know where to go after leaving the building. The program tells them where they are supposed to be and when they should be there after the evacuation. They do not have to separate or drift to their cars. The headcounts can tell emergency workers how many people are still in the building to get an accurate count of everyone who should have been evacuated.
- Keeps Employees Calm
Employees get scared most of the time because they do not know what to do in an emergency evacuation. Suddenly they cannot think straight, and soon they start to act irrationally or dangerously. A fire evacuation plan ensures that everyone knows what to do in a disaster. It also gives them a checklist for each step. The order of steps helps calm people down and keep them focused on the goal: getting to safety.
- Expandable To Visitors
Everyone at the company needs to leave during a crisis. Vendors, clients, and other people need help getting out of the building. Visitors who do not know how to get out of a building in an emergency are less likely to be hurt if they have written fire evacuation plans and signs showing where to go. Safety coordinators tell visitors about the project.
When there are changes to the structure of the building, your fire evacuation plans need to be checked and updated every year or whenever there are changes. All the people who live in the building must be adequately trained about what to do and how to get out in an emergency. Everyone must know escape routes. Ensure that escape routes are short, well-marked and the passageways are not blocked. So that it will not be too hard to find escape routes when there is an emergency at night, you should put in an emergency lighting system.