What should you do in an evacuation?

An evacuation is the necessary clearing of a building or area that is affected by an emergency, an accident or a hazard. Possible events include major incidents, fires or hazards that make evacuation necessary for the protection of the population.

The most important steps in an evacuation

A safe and fast evacuation in four steps.

1. Act in a forward-thinking and considered way

An evacuation is a safety and security measure that can only be triggered by the safety and rescue organisations. An evacuation alarm must always be taken seriously, regardless of whether this is done via automatic announcement or via megaphone by the fire brigade or police. 

An evacuation means that it is no longer safe to remain in a building from the perspective of an operations manager. The following incidents may lead to an evacuation: 

  • Fire
  • Smoke production
  • Disaster (e.g. chemical spill)
  • Terrorist threat or criminal activity 

In the event of an evacuation alarm, you are expected to remain vigilant. A hasty escape is not the correct way to conduct yourself here. 

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