Emergencies don’t keep to a schedule – They can happen at any time, any day. Thus, it’s important to develop an evacuation procedure that suits your workplace to ensure that all employees can exit your building safely in times of emergency.

Here are five tips on how to assemble the best evacuation procedure

  1. Know your risks.

It is better to tailor your plan according to what your workplace needs. To do this, you must first assess your level of risks and types of emergency. Some buildings may have higher risks than others. Check all possible risks and construct your plan around them.

  1. Identity emergency exit points.

Everyone must know where to exit in the safest way immediately. Your plan needs to include graphs and instructions on the evacuation procedure showing the safest evacuation routes. Your signage should be visible and indicate exits and maps showing the nearest exits available.

  1. Fire safety equipment should be accessible.

Hoses, fire extinguishers, hydrants, blankets and other safety equipment should be readily available to all employees. Take note that types of fire extinguishers should go along with the kind of risks.

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  1. Update contact information for tenants.

Names and contact numbers should be available in the evacuation procedure. This will help you easily communicate and keep everyone properly informed.


  1. Inform everyone about the muster station or meeting point.

Be clear about muster stations or meeting points. They should be located at a safe distance away from the building.

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Evacuation planning could mean the difference between life and death situations. An ineffective evacuation procedure can result in confusion, injury, and property damage. Think about all possible emergency situations and evaluate your workplace to see if it complies with OSHA’s emergency compliance.


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