|Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry (FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1997, 67 p.)|
|SECTION 2 : EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS|
Establish a system for warning personnel of an emergency. The system should:
· Be audible or within view by all people in the facility
· Have an auxiliary power supply
· Have a distinct and recognizable signal
Make plans for warning persons with disabilities. For instance, a flashing strobe light can be used to warn hearing-impaired people.
Familiarize personnel with procedures for responding when the warning system is activated.
Establish procedures for warning customers, contractors, visitors and others who may not be familiar with the facility's warning system.
Test your facility's warning system at least monthly.