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Emergencies Policy

March 09, 2008

The Emergencies policy posts the local emergency phone numbers for fire, police, and ambulance. It also states what to do in the event of a medical emergency. It covers the use of elevators in emergencies and bad weather. Your company can tailor this information to better fit its line of business.

Subject: Emergencies

Organization: Anonymous

Example of: Standard Policy

Emergency Number

(Fire, Police, Ambulance): __________

Medical

To summon an ambulance in the event of a medical emergency, dial __________.

Advise administration. Have an employee posted at the service elevator to wait for the ambulance service and to direct them to the proper department quickly. A member of the department should accompany the person being treated.

Fire

Each department at the Company has an acting fire warden. At Branch A there are two fire wardens on each floor. Each building has an exit procedure to be followed in case of a fire. This procedure is rehearsed in periodic drills; however, you should make a point of contacting a fire warden and asking him or her to tell you about the procedure and show you the location of emergency exits and fire extinguishers. In this way, you will not be completely unprepared if there is an emergency when the fire warden is out of the building.

In the event of a fire, leave the building by means of the stairways and proceed down to the street. At Branch B do not stop on the plaza level. Fire Department regulations require that this area be cleared to facilitate their operations.

Elevators Should Never Be Used in Fire or Storm Emergency Weather

In the event of snow, heavy rains, or other unusual weather conditions creating hazardous travel during working hours, the executive vice president in charge of administration will decide if and when the office will be closed early to permit employees to leave. Such announcements will also include the closing hours of the switchboard, the mail room, and other communication centers. If such weather conditions occur at night or on weekends, you must use your own judgment. We do, however, expect all employees to make every reasonable effort to report to work.


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