4 tips for your employees to know what to do in times of contingency

Use your company’s communication channels such as e-mail, screens, intranet, blackboards, corks, posters, etc.

Any contingency, whether an earthquake, a fire, a flood, can not be predicted in advance, so in any company or organization we must be prepared with signage, a team of brigadistas, an evacuation plan, among other elements.

To do this in OCCMundial we recommend that, through your communication channels like email, screens, intranet, blackboards, corks, posters, giveaways 4 simple tips so that your employees are prepared in times of contingency. 

Keep calm. We understand that it is not easy, but in an emergency situation requires calm to think clearly. Breathing deeply will help you know what you have to do. Help reassure the people around you and guide them through the evacuation process.

  • Search for sure. Look for safe places, but first stay away from windows, mirrors, bookshelves, cabinets, or other furniture that may fall. Locate safety zones in your workplace as columns or structural walls.
  • Evacuate in an orderly manner. Follow the signs, know the evacuation plan so that you locate the nearest exit route in your workplace. Do not run, but walk fast. Do not under any circumstances use the elevator, but emergency stairs to get out in an orderly manner. Once outside, locate the meeting point and stand next to your colleagues.
  • Use the phone for emergencies. Typically, telephony services are saturated or fall in cases of contingency, so the recommendation is to contact family and friends through instant messaging or social networks (Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). If you are in an emergency use your cell phone only to call for an emergency service or to allow other partners to communicate with your loved ones. Remember to have the emergency phone numbers of firefighters, Red Cross, Locatel, leaks and Civil Protection on hand.
  • In most companies there are brigadistas, whose job is to support and help the collaborators, seeking their welfare, telling them what to do in an emergency and guiding them to the security zones and meeting points. Whatever the size of your business (micro, small, medium or large) you must have an assigned team. It is a good time to train with the same employees and provide training in first aid, earthquakes, fires and other disasters and thus be 100% prepared for any contingency.

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