Policy: IM03: RHI Emergency Safety Policy and Procedure

RHI Emergency Safety Policy and Procedure

According to its health and safety policy, the RHI recognizes that emergencies can arise, either artificial or natural, occur, the integrity of the Institute’s work and study environment can be threatened or damaged. Therefore, RHI considers emergency plans and preparedness to be of critical importance. Furthermore, RHI must ensure that the threat or damage engendered by the emergency is minimized through effective and deliberate emergency management. The overall purpose is to ensure the safety of staff, students and visitors.

1.Employer or Director Responsibilities (in all incident cases):
1.1 Provide first aid in accordance with the regulations.
1.2 Record first aid attention, adverse effects, incident report.
1.3 Assist to provide immediate transportation to the hospital, doctor, worker/student’s home, when/as necessary.

2. Employee Responsibilities:
2.1 Acute Care Transfer
Should a student, visitor, and/or staff become ill while in the school the following is carried out:
2.1.1 Immediately, the professor, instructor, or clerical staff will alert the attending Employer or Director of the problem.
2.1.2 In the event that the attending Employer or Director is not available, contact a local General Physician (agreement should be made prior between school and physician – contact numbers should be available for staff).
2.1.3 If the physician is not immediately available, call 911, identify yourself and request transfer to the nearest hospital.

2.2 Fire Prevention and Control Plan

2.2.1 All staff members employed at Robert Health Institute is required to know the fire plan. To facilitate this, an annual review of the plan will be carried out and is mandatory for all staff members.

2.2.2 The fire plan is site-specific for the Building and Unit.

2.2.3 Staff members are required to familiarize themselves with the Robert Health Institute fire plan.

2.2.4 Each employee should have the ability to assess the situation quickly and initiate appropriate measures upon discovering a fire. This may vary from using a fire extinguisher to contain a fire or alerting others, evacuating the building and calling the fire department.

2.3 If You Discover A Fire in Your Area:

2.3.1 Call students and staffs to remove from rooms and out of danger.

2.3.2 Turn off lights, any electrical equipment, gases, and close windows and doors.

2.3.3 Pull the alarm located closest to you.

2.3.4 Dial 911 and advise the Fire Department of the Emergency. Give them your name, location of the fire and type of fire to the communications operator (electrical, gas, other).

2.3.5 If possible (i.e. the fire is contained to a specific area) go back to the room and attempt to put out the fire using a fire extinguisher.

2.4 Fire Hose


2.4.2 Everyone should be removed from the office.

2.4.3 Have a staff member positioned at the main corridor junction to direct fire fighters.

2.5 If You Hear A Fire Alarm:
2.5.1 Collect all students, visitors, and staff members in the institute and guide them to the closest exits.
2.5.2 DO NOT USE THE ELEVATOR. All staff members along with anyone in the institute at the time of the evacuation alarm, must meet at a predetermined assembly point outside of the building.
2.5.3 Personnel will be requested to assist with duties such as checking the school office before leaving ensuring that everyone is accounted for, turning off lights in the fire area, turning off gases (oxygen), turning off all electrical equipment and closing doors and windows.

3. The First Aid Box
3.1 As a minimum the first aid box should contain:
3.1.1 A current edition of a first aid manual
3.1.2 One card of safety pins
3.1.3 Dressings, consisting of: adhesive dressings, individually wrapped sterile gauze pads, 3 inches square rolls of gauze bandages, 2 inches wide

4. The Second Floor Fire Plan