Some common causes of fires in heath care facilities include damaged electrical cords, open flames or hot surfaces, and compressed gas cylinders. Which of these apply to your facility?
If the building has a fire alarm activate a pull station on your way out of the building. If the building does not have an alarm system, yell a pre-determined signal such as “Code Red” or “Fire” to notify all building occupants that there is a fire. Once outside the building, the police should be called using a cell phone or a blue light emergency phone, located throughout campus.
The RACE method is located on the Emergency Evacuation Plan and everyone should know this vital information.
Individuals should be assigned responsibility for checking rooms and closing doors. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS! When out of the building, all members should proceed to designated meeting location. Use a check in sheet to account for patients, visitors, and staff. The Safety Representative for your office or clinic should report to the Police Department and Greenville Fire and Rescue. Remember to wait for clearance to re-enter to building.
An emergency action plan must be in writing, kept in the workplace, and available to employees for review. It must include: procedures for reporting a fire or other emergency, procedures for emergency evacuation, procedures to be followed by employees who remain to operate critical plant operations before they evacuate, procedures to account for all employees after evacuation, procedures to be followed by employees performing rescue or medical duties, and the name or job title of every employee who may be contacted by employees who need more information about the plan or an explanation of their duties under the plan.
Emergency evacaution & exit route awareness training ppt by Bablu Kumar Deo
Where is the nearest fire alarm pull station?
Where is the nearest fire extinguisher?
Where are the Emergency exits?
Where is the sand bucket?
Where are Assembly Point
Where is the emergency Plan procedures/manual?
What is yourspecific role in case of FIRE, In case of
Chemical Spillage, In case of Gas Leakage and
emergency equipment shut-off?
Compressed Gases (SiH4, O2)
Flammable Chemicals/toxic material releases
Others Combustible Materials.
Work at Height.
Types of EmergenciesTypes of Emergencies
YourManufacturing building may be required to evacuate for:YourManufacturing building may be required to evacuate for:
Hazardous Material(Chemicals &Gases)Hazardous Material(Chemicals &Gases) Spill orLeakage.Spill orLeakage.
Facility orUtility FailureFacility orUtility Failure
Notification SystemNotification System
This Instruments orsystems to notify the employees and others of a fire
1)Alarm Pull system.
2)Public Address System (PA)
Call out Fire,
Shout Chemical spillage/leakage!!!, Shout Gas Leakage!!!
A continuousand unobstructed way of exit route.
Egressmust beunobstructed and unlocked.
Emergency ExitsEmergency Exits
• All exitsmust beclearly visible.
• All exitsmust beclearly
R Remove All Persons In Danger!
A AlwaysPull TheAlarm and Call ERT/POLICE/FIRE STATION and
C Contain TheFireBy Closing the Windowsand Doors.
E Extinguish theFireOnly if YouAre Trained and Confident.
Situation Command AuthoritySituation Command Authority
Supervising &overseeing emergency procedures
Notifying &coordinating outside emergency services
Directing the shutdown of utilities orplant operations, if necessary.
All employeesshould haveread theEmergency Evacuation and Exit Plan and
fully understand it.
TheASSEMBLY POINT should beaway from danger.
Emergency Evacuation and Exit plan should bereview on periodically by EH&S
Know thelocation of your Emergency exits
Know thelocation of thenearest firealarm pull station and fireextinguisher and
Know thelocation of theAssembly Point
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires emergency
evacuation plans under29 CFR1910.38
IN THEEVENTOFa Fire, Chemical Spillage, Toxic material release, Gas leakage,
Proceed to nearest exit in an orderly fashion, closing doors behind you.
Assemble at the designated Assembly Point.
Provide ERTrepresentatives with information about people still in the
Neverre-entera building until instructed to by the fire deptt, orEH&S deptt.
DO NOT USE ELEVATORS. UseStairway.
All doors should be checked forPeople.
Proceduresfor employeeswho remain after thealarm to perform critical duties
A system for accounting for peopleafter evacuation;
Proceduresfor assisting peoplewith disabilities.
Practice Drill forEmergency EvacuationPractice Drill forEmergency Evacuation
Practicethe Drills as often as necessary to keep employees prepared.
Aftereach drill, gathermanagement and employees to Evaluate the effectiveness
of the drill.
Identify the strengths and weaknesses of yourplan &work to improve it.
Include outside resources such as Fire &Ambulance when possible.
Stay low if there is smoke in the area.
Feel doors before opening - if hot to the touch, find anotheravenue.
Close doors behind you upon leaving.
If trapped in an area, close the door, use available material to pack underthe
threshold openings, and call orsignal forhelp.