Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Programs are designed to provide a foundation, clear guidance and resources to the SMN community in maintaining a safe, environmentally friendly campus.
Evacuation & Emergency Procedures
- IMMEDIATE: Stop work and leave the building when a hazard signal is known, heard or requested.
- AVOID: Panic;
- FOLLOW: Instructions and cooperate with those responsible for the emergency;
- TURN OFF: All work equipment especially electrical and desk drawer covers;
- DO NOT: Delay in leaving the building immediately by searching for personal or other belongings;
- GO: To an open area sufficiently far from the building and do not obstruct officers and their equipment;
- DO NOT: Re-enter the building until instructed by supervisors, officers or other authorities.
School Place Accident
- Employee or Students with injuries or first aid attendants may contact the school nurse by phone at 103 or by visiting the victim or taking to the health center for emergency treatment.
- The school nurse will follow proper procedures.
- If they are unable to be treated by the school nurse, they will be referred to the nearest hospital for further treatment.
- The nurse coordinates with the appropriate unit for the nearest hospital.
- The school nurse makes a report and provides information to the family or relatives.
- When you hear the alarm ring for a long time, stop the on-going work.
- Bring a list of student names (homeroom teacher), valuables or important documents and other items as needed. Do not bring items that are large and difficult to evacuate.
- Stay calm, walk normally and quickly and proceed to the closest emergency exit. Follow the emergency evacuation route to the assembly point. Don’t panic and don’t run.
- At the time of evacuation, share known conditions with other people you meet.
- After arriving at the nearest assembly point, the appropriate staff or the homeroom teacher will inspect each class/group.
- Show a green card if the class/group members are complete.
- Show a red card if a class or group member is missing or injured.
- If a victim is injured, the next procedure will refer to the procedure at the time of a work accident.
- Instructions to return to the building are given by the Emergency Response Coordinator after the situation is declared safe.
- Security personnel are responsible for order and security when the evacuation is complete until the entire academic community gets to their respective places.
- Screaming when you see a fire.
- Notify the security guard or employee and others you meet right away.
- Put out the fire when you feel confident and have been trained, if in doubt, it is better to ask the relevant parties for help.
- Grab the nearest fire extinguisher to put out the fire, if you feel confident and have been trained.
- If the fire has not been successfully extinguished and the area that is burning is expanding. The alarm will sound one time long, immediately go out to the nearest emergency exit and refer to the evacuation procedure.
- Keep calm and carry valuables only when necessary.
- Do not carry luggage that is too large.
- Do not put items in the evacuation route and pay attention when you run out (potential danger of falling and colliding).
- If you are on the 2nd floor and above and in case of emergency, do not jump before the arrival or evacuation of the fire department.
- Avoid the ramp area during the evacuation process.
- If you are caught in a puff of fire smoke, keep going to the fire escape by taking short breaths. Try to crawl or crawl to avoid the smoke, do not turn around because you will collide with the people behind you.
- If you have to break through the smoke, hold your breath and quickly go to the fire emergency exit.
m. Immediately follow the emergency evacuation route to the assembly point closest to you.
- Contact the relevant parties as soon as possible if the fire cannot be extinguished.
Operation of fire extinguishers
- Take that fire extinguisher instead.
- Position the fire extinguisher facing forward.
- Pull the lever and lock pin.
- Lift upright
- Test by spraying into the air
- Point to the fire.
- Press the spray button
- Spray from side to side
- DROP down onto your hands and knees immediately.
This position protects you from falling but still allows you to move if necessary.
- COVER your head and neck (and your entire body if possible) underneath a sturdy table or desk.
Cover your head and neck with your arms and hands. Try to stay clear of windows or glass that could shatter or objects that could fall on you.
- HOLD ON to your shelter (or to your head and neck) until the shaking stops.
Be prepared to move with your shelter if the shaking shifts it around.
- Get next to a large, bulky object.
- Curl up in a fetal position.
The idea is that when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a space or void next to them. This space is what I call the “triangle of life”. The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. So, the idea here is to lie down beside some big object which will create a big enough space where you will be safe.
AFTER THE QUAKES STOP
- EXIT IMMEDIATELY to the nearest emergency exit and refer to the evacuation procedure.
- AVOID coming near trees, electricity poles or billboards that have the potential to collapse.
- STAY AWAY from glass or objects stuck to the wall (such as clocks or blackboards) to avoid these items you.
- If you’re on the SECOND FLOOR AND UP, walk down the stairs slowly and don’t panic.
- AVOID the stair ramp area during the evacuation process.
- REPORT your situation to the Security Unit after the earthquake occurred.
- CONTACT the school nurse if there are teachers, staff, employees or students who need further medical assistance and include work accident procedures.
To learn more about how to evacuate in case of an earthquake, see the following video.