Revised 2017 Evacuation Drill ScheduleAnnouncement18 Apr 2017
Kindly be informed that due to external emergencies, the Dubai Civil Defence had cancelled and postponed the initial evacuation drill schedule for certain Gate Village buildings. Accordingly the evacuation drills have been confirmed as per the below schedule.
The objectives of the drills are to:
- Identify any weaknesses in the current evacuation strategy.
- Familiarise new occupants with the evacuation procedure.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of occupants’ abilities to evacuate the building.
- Evaluate occupants’ ability to recognise the fire alarm and determine whether they take appropriate action upon hearing/seeing the fire alarm.
- Ensure occupants report at the designated Assembly Point.
Fire alarms for the respective buildings in Gate Village will be activated any time between 8:00am to 2:00pm according to the schedule below.
Please note that participation in the evacuation drill is mandatory for all tenants of the building undergoing the evacuation drill as per the schedule below. Accordingly all participants in the fire evacuation drills will be guided by their respective Emergency Coordinators (Fire Warden).
All fire wardens must perform their role and ensure all staff have safely evacuated the premises and gathered in the assembly point. In addition, all Fire Wardens must take note of any physically challenged or pregnant individuals amongst their staff and share the list with the below fire drill coordinators. Any physically challenged or pregnant individuals are requested to sit in the reception area located on the same level as their office.
All occupants are requested to familiarise themselves with evacuation routes, fire assembly points and their respective Emergency Coordinators prior to the drill. Building occupants should evacuate the building only by using the stairs, as the use of elevators is not permitted during the drilland proceed to the fire assembly points.
A headcount must be taken by the Emergency Coordinators at the assembly point. Participants are requested to refrain from smoking during this time.
All Emergency Coordinators are encouraged to provide their feedback about the drill to the fire drill coordinators.
Fire Drill Coordinators Contacts:
Kristoffer Mangaban (HSEQ Specialist)
Mobile: +971 56 689 1715
Aparajithan Vetriselvan (HSE Executive)
Telephone: +971 4 367 1125
Mobile: +971 50 229 9087