Provide emergency contact information for the plan's location, including after hours contact information for key personnel, if appropriate.
Identify hazards unique to the location, along with corresponding response strategies that minimize exposure to hazardous conditions during an emergency. Examples of what to consider include:
- Preparing for sudden and unexpected power failures
- An outdoor area to assemble and take a head count when your building is evacuated
- Special needs for people with disabilities, visitors, and small children
- Hazardous materials or equipment
Make sure you've answered these questions:
- How do I summon emergency personnel?
- What are the potential risks in my department's workplace?
- Where are the fire extinguishers, alarm pulls, and emergency exits in my building(s)?
- How do I operate emergency equipment such as fire alarms and fire extinguishers?
- What are the quickest routes for evacuating my building(s)?
- Where are the areas of refuge? An area of refuge is a building location where people can wait for emergency assistance when evacuation may not be safe or possible.
- Has an outdoor assembly area been identified?
- Do we need special equipment? For example: an emergency generator or power source?