In order to ensure the safety of its employees, faculty and students, McMaster University and the Environmental and Occupational Health Support Services (EOHSS) office
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In order to ensure the safety of its employees, faculty and students, McMaster University and the Environmental and Occupational Health Support Services (EOHSS) office have designated Fire Wardens for each building on campus, in the unfortunate case of building evacuation. Not only are Fire Wardens required by the Ontario Fire Code but they act as an important communication and authoritative tool when it comes to evacuation procedures.
There are multiple roles and responsibilities in the event of an evacuation of any building. The listing below is some of the responsibilities of a fire warden:
Provide general assistance in the event of an emergency.
Provide guidance to unsure occupants on what to do when the alarm bells ring.
Help to relocate non ambulatory people to a safe location.
Act as a visible communication means for emergency responders and building occupants.
Help to keep people out of buildings that are currently evacuated.
Fire wardens can be identified with their bright coloured, reflective vests to make them easily identifiable.
The University has maintained a fire warden program for main campus buildings and is always looking for volunteers. Departments are responsible for appointing fire wardens in their respective areas. If you have questions about the number of fire wardens in each building, speak to your supervisor or contact EOHSS. Fire wardens are provided with specific training in order to help deliver on their responsibilities.
Any changes/additions to the fire warden list should be communicated to firstname.lastname@example.org.
McMaster University Individual Emergency Response Plan
This document is to assist supervisors in planning for emergencies which may occur to individuals with limitations. It is intended as a guide for items to be considered, it is not all encompassing. An individual emergency response plan is required for individuals identified under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Section 27.
Request Procedure for Burning Traditional and Sacred Medicines (Smudging)
This procedure is intended to recognize that the use of these Traditional and Sacred Medicines for ceremonial purposes is separate and distinct from the ‘recreational’ use of tobacco, and other substances, and as such is not subject to the same restrictions outlined in the Smoke Free Campus Policy.