High Rise Safety

Residents of high rise buildings should make themselves aware of:


Building superintendent's name and phone number.


Members of the Building Safety Committee.


The contact names and coordinates of floor monitors


Who conducts evacuation drills and how often


Location of fire extinguishers, automated external defibrillator units and oxygen tank


Location of emergency evacuation devices


Your Emergency Plan


Advise your building superintendent of your requirements during an emergency


Know your building's evacuation plan and escape routes


Know the location of emergency buttons in the building and exits that are wheelchair accessible (if applicable)


If applicable, request that an emergency evacuation chair be installed close to the stairwell on the floor where you work or live. If you cannot have an evacuation chair, have a backup plan for evacuating without one


If you will need help during an emergency, obtain large printed signs from the building manager that you can place in your window/door, indicating that you need assistance


Assisting a person with special needs in a high rise building - what to do:


Check on neighbors and/or co-workers with special needs to find out if they need your help


Offer to carry the person's emergency kit along with any special equipment


Avoid attempts to lift, support or assist the movement of someone down stairways unless you are familiar with safe techniques


Do not use elevators in event of fire or smoke, or if the emergency is likely to lead to a power outage


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