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As creatures of habit, people sometimes do things "routinely"
without thinking about them. Remember your routine this morning? Did you go
through the motions without much thought? At work, do you take the same path
"automatically?" This is not necessarily wrong, because your routines
often save time and energy. But when it comes to emergency situations involving
escape and evacuation, people tend to use the most familiar route too. Sometimes
that route may not be the best way to escape.
To ensure your safety and well being, it is important to prepare carefully
for emergencies. In the ever changing construction environment, this is
particularly important. Construction sites are continuously faced with changes
in the physical layout, changes in emergency devices available and in harmful
exposures. Careful pre-planning of emergency procedures, prior to the start of a
project and during changes in different construction phases, must be done and
all crew members must be aware of these procedures.
The following steps are important components of an emergency action plan:
The last thing you want to think about during an emergency is how to evacuate or escape--especially if your most familiar route is not accessible. Knowing the emergency plan and being aware of surrounding conditions can mean the difference between quick action and the wrong action. Your safety and the survival of all crew members depends on taking the right action!
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