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3 Tips for Performing an Emergency Drill at Your Business

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

People escape to fire exit door Conducting a fire drill means protecting your employees.

How Do You Prepare For A Fire Drill At Work

Safety is probably a big priority for you as a Lake Balboa, CA, business owner. Proper safety practices can protect your customers, employees and property in case of a crisis, including knowing how to evacuate your building when necessary. Whether you want to conduct a fire drill or teach your employees how to leave the building in case of a power outage, there are several planning strategies that may help you do so.

1. Talk About Different Disaster Scenarios

Before you conduct an emergency drill, get together with your employees and talk about different scenarios and how likely they are to happen inside or near your building. Consider exit strategies for a gas leak, a tornado warning or severe flooding. Each plan may be different depending on the number of exits in your building, as well as their location.

2. Tour the Building Together

Give your employees a tour of the building, even if they have worked there for some time. Refresh them on where the emergency exits are, whether they should use the elevator in a given situation, and how to avoid getting trapped on an upper floor. This can be especially important during a fire, as smoke and heat tend to rise quickly. Include a flood and fire damage technician from a storm cleanup and renovation service in on the tour if possible so he or she can point out possible problems that may prevent people from exiting.

3. Perform the Drill

On the day of the fire drill, make sure everyone participates. Have someone time how quickly everyone leaves the building and whether they follow the appropriate plans. If you are not happy with the results you can always repeat the process in a few weeks until you feel positive everyone can leave the building safely in the event of a disaster.

Conducting a fire drill at your Lake Balboa, CA, business can give you peace of mind that you are doing everything possible to protect your employees. Remember to repeat the drill every so often to keep everyone up to speed on evacuation plans.

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