Prepare your workforce for a fire. Learn how to write a plan for your company with three of the best industry tips. Streamline your emergency evacuation procedures and conduct a successful fire drill in your company using Lumiform’s free digital checklists and templates.
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In case of fire, buildings must be evacuated quickly and all employees are required to go to the assembly point. However, the effectiveness of workplace evacuation in a highly hazardous situation is highly dependent on how people behave. That’s why conducting fire drills are important — they help educate staff on how to safely exit the building through a simulation.
Fire drills or evacuation exercises are held at regular intervals because the more people are trained, the more likely they will remain calm during an emergency. This is because the fire drill walks them through what can happen and raises awareness on procedures that reduce panic.
When a fire drill takes place, proper planning and documentation of the process are paramount. Safety officers can use fire drill checklists to plan the emergency procedure and contribute significantly to the safe coordination of business emergency plans. In addition, the data collected from the fire drill can then be evaluated to improve and make future fire and evacuation drills more efficient to guarantee people’s safety.
Fire drills are one part of overall workplace fire safety and a legal requirement for companies in several countries. So, make sure you are aware of the requirements and regulations for inspecting and maintaining fire extinguishers as part of your overall fire safety procedures.
An evacuation drill should be carried out regularly, taking into account all possible risk factors. Even small deficiencies in the procedure can lead to devastating, even fatal, consequences. Therefore, every building or company should inform itself about the procedure and the correct communication of the behavior in an emergency, and coordinate the procedure to avoid ambiguities. Important factors for the emergency plan are, for example, the meeting points in case of an emergency, the exact evacuation procedure, and the existing or necessary equipment.
The following steps support the planning of the emergency evacuation checklist procedure and promote an efficient and regulated procedure:
Apart from the preparation tips above, there are some things you can do on the day of the drill to get the most out of your simulation.
As you carry out fire drills, remember that it’s important to take your time to sit through every single step and check each route to make sure that everything is in order. There’s no room for mistakes when it comes to safety because one misstep can cost a life.
Lumiform is a digital application for inspections and audits. With a digital app, you can easily plan and conduct regular fire drills via tablet or smartphone - online or offline. With the desktop version, you can create checklists or download one from our extensive template library.
You won't forget a single step of the fire drill thanks to a digital checklist. The app guides you through the exam without missing any important points. All collected data is securely stored in the cloud. Clean and transparent documentation helps you to carry out the fire drill properly.