A building will typically have a warden system.
Smaller worksites may have only one warden while large offices and office towers may have multiple wardens, each responsible for an area or floor. Wardens are designated and trained to assist in the event of an emergency.
Watch the emergency wardens orientation video to learn more.
A chief warden's responsibilities include
- Providing local emergency health services and fire departments with information such as worksite layout, chemical storage, unique hazards, and so on
- Coordinating all designated emergency wardens within the worksite (such as multiple floors or buildings)
A warden's (for example, floor warden's) responsibilities include
- Ensuring employees are aware of the local emergency response procedures, evacuation routes and assembly (muster) areas
- Providing direction and communications during an emergency
- Ensuring all employees are accounted for during an emergency
- Participating on the emergency response team
- Coordinating the emergency response plan and supplies
- Initiating and evaluating drills and organizing related training