Warning Signals/Alarms

The building is equipped with fire alarms. If an alarm sounds, occupants are to leave the area, either by leaving the building or going to another wing in which the alarm is not sounding, and listen for instructions. If, however, there appears to be smoke, odors, or fire, occupants are to leave the building immediately and gather at the meeting areas shown in Appendix B, on pages B-2 and B-3. If power is lost to a building or group of buildings, the AES determines whether activities should continue in the building. If loss of ventilation threatens the safety of workers, they should be evacuated from the area or from the building. Special consideration should be given to hoods and the potential for radiological or chemical exposures. Also, the adequacy of lighting should be considered in deciding whether areas should be occupied or work continued.