People's performance during an emergency is only as good their basic level of training. Therefore, practice is critical for effective performance in a real emergency. The purpose of this procedure is to outline how each department and crown corporation) will practice for emergency situations.
Evacuation drills will be conducted at least once per year at unexpected times and under varying conditions to simulate the unusual conditions that occur should a real evacuation be necessary. Prior to the conducting the drill, all employees should be trained on the evacuation procedure. A summary of the knowledge required is outlined on the "Evacuation Training Template."
Evacuation drills will be planned by the Building Warden in consultation with the DM/President and/ or Senior Manager (department/crown corporation to determine which person) responsible for the area/building/workplace.
Evacuation drills will involve all staff and visitors. Everyone must leave the building when the fire alarm sounds unless otherwise notified by the Building Warden that it is a test of the fire alarm system only.
The Building Warden will record the time to evacuate and any observations and report to the DM/President/Senior Manager (department/crown corporation to determine which person). Observations may be recorded on the "Evacuation Observers Template."
The DM/President/Senior Manager (department/crown corporation to determine which person) will report details of the evacuation drills to the Executive Committee for any follow-up action.
The final report will be placed in a file maintained by the Building Warden.