How modernizing your Alerting System can save employee lives
Let’s say two people are in a building that catches on fire. It’s smoky and dark. One has been drilled and knows the exit, the other one doesn’t know the layout. Which one do you think is going to survive?
There is no doubt a decent fire drill plays a big part in saving lives, but is it good enough? Nowadays companies don’t just face being hit by fires. As shootings and terrorist attacks become much more common, evacuation after a simple ring of an alarm just does not suffice.
Cause what if emergency exit B cannot be used, because a crazy lunatic is wielding his gun nearby? Or in case of a fire, burning debris has obstructed the main fire exit? How do you inform your employees about this important piece of information and keep them out of harm’s way?
Your Own Internal AMBER Alert
There is just no going around it. Any self-respecting organization should have a proper and modernized alerting system. In most countries it is even required by law. At Netpresenter we provide the tools to bring your company’s emergency procedure into the 21st century.
Just like an AMBER Alert, the world famous child abduction alert, with one simple push of a button your whole organization can be notified via different channels when unexpected events occur. Desktop alerts at every work station, text and push notifications on mobile devices and messages on large displays, provide your staff with brief information about what’s happening and simple instructions about what to do. This keeps them prepared for the ‘unpreparable’.
This is not a Drill
Modern safety solutions have been proven to be successful, when a major fire destroyed part of a well-known Dutch University. Its ‘Faculty of Architecture’ building completely burned to the ground on May 13th 2008.
The blaze was started by a short-circuit in a coffee machine. Even though the fire spread rapidly, miraculously nobody got hurt. Mainly because when the fire erupted students and staff were alerted right away. “Students and employees of that faculty were scattered across the entire campus. To reach everyone with emergency information, large TV screens were placed in the lobby of the congress center in great haste. Messages were broadcasted on every screen in buildings people from Architecture frequented,” says Roel Dik, functional application manager at TU Delft. As a result, they were guided safely and quickly to the nearest exits.
Now only one question remains. Are you prepared for the worst? See how we can help you save lives.