Emergency response

You will also need to be able to do your part in handling emergencies. Emergency procedures are designed to keep everybody as safe as possible, even when there is very little time and information to figure out what to do.

You should have an emergency response plan so that you can quickly and safely evacuate the buildings if there’s an emergency.

You will need to recognize the emergency signals and alarms used in your workplace, and respond to them appropriately. For example, you need to know how to evacuate the building and go to the assembly point.

In case of a fire, your first responsibility is to ensure that you and people are safe. Inside a building, smoke inhalation is more dangerous than being burnt, so you might need to evacuate people rather than attempt to fight the fire.

You might also have other kinds of emergencies and you need to follow the procedure correctly without reminders as far as you are trained. Take initial action to control or confine the emergency, taking account of the kind of emergency and how big it is. You should also recognize your limitations and work within them.