[Evac-Net] Crossing Guard Training for Building Evacuations - Feb 17
NIES Robert A * DAS RISK
Robert.A.Nies at state.or.us
Wed Jan 26 09:11:51 PST 2005
TARGET AUDIENCE: Buildings that have people crossing busy streets in
SECs, do your people have to cross a street in an evacuation? Are there
people from your building trained to safely stop traffic? Are they still
there or have they moved on?
After receiving this email in 2001, we offered the training we had in
1998. We've now been requested to offer it again.
"I noticed that evacuation personnel from the Revenue Building had stop
signs and clothing that identified them to be in an official capacity
and were not letting traffic go by on Capitol Street. This allowed the
people exiting the building to walk directly across the street and into
the parking lot. For our building, people bunched up at the cross walks
waiting for the light to change. Some people were trying to control
traffic at the intersection of Capitol and Marion to allow people to
cross Capitol without stopping. They were wearing nothing that indicated
that they were doing this in an official capacity. Is there a way to
divert traffic in an evacuation situation off of Capitol so that people
evacuating our building can go directly into the parking lot without
having to deal with vehicular traffic?"
Trained crossing guard volunteers help get your employees quickly and
safely across a street. We suggest you also train a backup for each
guard. The training will be done by Dave White, former Safety Manager of
ODOT. If there is sufficient interest, the course will be offered with
the cost borne by DAS Risk Management.
SECs, please coordinate the registration from your building. Then,
contact Luella Ackerson at the above email address or at 503-373-0706 to
reserve spaces. Tell her how many you need.
CROSSING GUARD TRAINING
Thursday, Feb 17
9:00 to 11:00 am
First Floor Halfway Conference Room
DAS East - 1225 Ferry St SE
Come in the front door and go straight to the back. Take a left. The
room is identified and on your right.
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