Introduction to this document

Safety briefing - evacuation procedures

This briefing addresses the key risks and control measures needed to manage the means of escape in the event of a fire in the workplace.

What’s covered?

The aim of this Safety Briefing - Evacuation Procedures is to ensure that all staff are fully aware of the potential risks if evacuation procedures are not carried out properly.

Hazards and risks

The briefing identifies the risks associated with failing to have appropriate evacuation procedures in place, including loss of life from being trapped in the building.


Control measures include not stopping to collect personal procedures, moving in an orderly fashion and reporting to dedicated assembly points.

Key points

Attendees must take note of the following key points:

  • Always evacuate the building immediately on hearing the fire alarm.
  • Never stop to pick up personal belongings.
  • Always obey any instructions given by fire marshals or fire wardens etc.
  • Always report directly to your fire assembly point.
  • Always use stairs not lifts.
  • Familiarise yourself with your nearest safe means of escape.