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You spend a lot of your time in the workplace, but do you know what steps to take in case you have an emergency there? Read this post by Daniel's DKI in Indio to find out more about what safety measures to take.

Emergencies can happen at any time and any place. The average person spends around 8 hours a day, 5 days a week at the office. That's 40 hours a week in which we're stuck in one spot. That means that if an eventuality were to happen, it would be highly likely that it would find us at work. And for that reason, it's imperative that we prepare for emergency situations in the workplace. If you're unsure of what steps to take in order to stay safe in a workplace emergency, continue reading this post to helpful tips on the matter.

In case an emergency takes place at work or in your household, call Daniel's DKI at (760) 320-2128 to contact emergency responders or if you require professional property restoration in Indio.

How to Prepare Expertly for An Emergency Situation in the Workplace

Learn More About Your Place of Work

How can you expect to stay safe in an emergency in the workplace, if you have no idea where the first aid kit is, which way to go in an evacuation, or where you can find the fire extinguisher? Feeling lost or disoriented in an emergency is not a good sign, as it could put your ability to stay safe and react appropriately and on a timely manner to the situation. That's why, it's important that you take the time to get to know your workplace better. Find the emergency exits, the evacuation routes,  the first aid kit, the infirmary (if there's one), the safety zones, the fire extinguisher, the safety marshal, and more. This, so you know where to go if needed.

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Get Involved With the Training Sessions

When you're at work, you're often busy and trying to complete different tasks. That's why some people actually turn away from the safety training sessions offered at work. Still, you should realize that these training sessions are implemented to keep you and everyone else out of trouble in case of an unforeseen circumstance. That's why, next time there's a drill in your office, you should get involved with the activities. Furthermore, you should even participate in additional training sessions (to learn CPR, for example), so you can be more of a help in case there is a difficult situation in the workplace.

Keep a Tidy and Clean Work Space

It's normal for some people to have a cluttered work space: papers, trash, and a general mess all over their desk and around their spot. Still, in case there is an eventuality, a cluttered work space can be a real hazard. You could lose sight of what you need, or people may trip and fall on the bag you left on the floor on their way out of the place. That's why, you should make it a point to keep a tidy, clean, and clutter-free workspace. This can reduce accidents or bad decisions in an already stressful and hectic situation.

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Keep Your Necessities Nearby

It may be a good idea to keep a few necessities in your desk in case you ever need them (especially those that can be useful in an emergency). For example, you should have a small first aid kit (with basic medical equipment and medicine) so you can treat minor injuries properly. You should also have a flashlight, scissors, hand sanitizer, non-perishable foods, drinking water, and other similar items. This way, you can simply reach into your drawer and pull them out if an emergency were to occur.

Pay Attention to the Authority Figures

Last but not least, if you want to remain as safe as possible in an emergency, then you absolutely must listen to and follow the instructions of the authority figures present (if there are any). These could be a policeman, a fire fighter, a doctor, or your office's safety marshal. Not only that, but you should also help your coworkers understand and follow their instructions. They have the pertinent information, training, and qualifications to take all of you to safety, so be sure to pay attention to them.

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