Most buildings have two-tone emergency sirens.
- On hearing an alert signal (beep-beep sound): lock workstations, secure valuables, stand by and await instructions from a Warden. If no wardens are present then evacuate via the nearest safe exit.
- On hearing the evacuation siren (whooping sound): evacuate in an orderly manner obeying any directions from wardens. Evacuate to the relevant assembly area as directed by wardens (wearing a red, yellow or white helmet). Do not leave the assembly area until you are instructed to by emergency services or a Warden.
Note: Most automatic alarms will change from alert to evacuate automatically after 3 minutes.
Regardless of anything else, you must evacuate when the evacuation siren sounds.
Some smaller buildings have a fire bell. On hearing the fire alarm bell:
- Evacuate in an orderly manner obeying any directions from wardens.
- Evacuate to the assembly area. Do not leave the assembly area until you are instructed to by emergency services or a Warden.
In the event of an emergency or fire, do not panic.
Calmly make your way to the nearest assembly area and await further instructions.