Emergency Event Instructions for Instructors and Facilitators

Posted: Dec 8, 2020 6:55 PM   |  Updated: Oct 4, 2022 3:53 PM

You play an essential role in an emergency

As leaders in your classrooms, you can influence how your students and audiences respond in an emergency. Giving clear and collected directions will ensure your students and audiences remain calm. Be prepared for an emergency by planning ahead, taking charge, staying informed and providing information to your students and audiences.

Before an emergency - Plan ahead

  • Share information about NAIT Alert , NAIT’s emergency notification system. Let your students know they can receive emergency notifications from NAIT by downloading the NAIT Alert mobile app. Ask them to share the app with friends and family. Direct students to NAIT's Emergency website (nait.ca/emergency), to learn more.
  • Read the emergency event instructions. Provide your class or audience with general information on emergency event instructions during the first week of class or at the start of a seminar. (Emergency event instructions are available near the door in every classroom and on NAIT's Emergency website.)
  • Know and share evacuation plans and emergency meeting point locations (information specific to your location is available near the door in every classroom)
    • Use these evacuation plans to identify primary and alternate evacuation routes from your classroom
    • Pre-identify EXIT signs, visible in hallways and above doors in larger classrooms, to locate primary and secondary exit routes from your classroom
    • Know your emergency meeting point(s). Be sure to communicate the location of the assembly point(s) to your class
  • Know how to report an emergency from your location
  • Ensure that persons who may need assistance have the information they need and that you can direct them
  • Take your personal belongings (laptop, keys, wallet, purse, coat and cellphone) to classes and meetings

 During an emergency - Take charge

  • Take charge of your classroom, and follow emergency event instructions for all building alarms and emergency situations. Emergency event instructions are posted in classrooms and on NAIT’s Emergency website.
  • Account for your students/audiences where possible
    • If evacuating, wait until all the students have left the room
    • Use the class roster
    • Take a head count
    • Ask students to verify that the classmates seated next to them are at the emergency meeting point
  • Support emergency wardens. Staff across NAIT have volunteered as emergency wardens to help support emergency responders, manage crowds and lead members of the NAIT community to safety. They need your support
    • Follow all directions from emergency wardens
    • Share and reinforce messages from emergency wardens with your students
    • Identify and provide the last location for any persons who were unable to evacuate
  • Assign students/participants to assist anyone needing help
  • Take your personal belongings with you
  • Follow emergency notifications on nait.ca/emergency

 After an emergency - Provide information and stay informed

  • If you have information about the emergency, notify emergency responders at the scene
  • Try to let your department know your location and situation
  • Advise emergency wardens of any injured or missing individuals
In an Emergency call 911