Important: Emergency Responses must be practiced periodically so that the responses become automatic.
About Emergency Responses
As we all know, emergencies have a way of occurring quickly and without warning. Therefore, the purpose of having written Emergency Responses is to pre-plan what actions will be taken in the event an incident occurs. It is important that you review these procedures and then develop customized, specific Emergency Responses for your company. Just as important, however, is that your procedures be reviewed and practiced periodically so that the responses become automatic. The responses that are included here are those that are most likely to be needed in a high rise office building. Should you encounter a situation not covered here and do not know what to do, call 911 or the property management office.
As you review these, remember the two primary purposes for these Emergency Procedures, which are:
Protection of personnel by removing them to a safe area
Protection of the property, records, equipment, etc. from damage or loss