HSSE SAFETY BULLETIN: Signing In

Signing In

Why is it important to sign into a work site or office?

Upon your arrival at an office or worksite, you are typically asked to sign in. This may seem like an unnecessary task, but it is a crucial element regarding your on-site safety.  Both visitor logs and employee sign-in processes allow the company to have an up-to-date record of all personnel on site. This is important in the case of an emergency.

In the event of an evacuation emergency, all sign-in information is used to take a roll call of people. If someone is marked as still in the building but did not check in during roll call, emergency personnel may assume the worst and seek missing individuals. As well if you are trapped in the building but failed to sign in, the emergency personnel would not be aware of your presence and will not look for you. Ensuring that you are signed in and out at all times is not only for your safety, but the safety of anyone who would be engaging in a rescue attempt.

 

Don’t forget lunch and off-site breaks

Even if you are leaving the office for a quick coffee run or lunch meeting, it is important to sign out every time you leave the building no matter how short your trip may be.

Visitors at Westcan

All visitors who enter any Westcan offices beyond the main lobby area are asked to sign in. Once signed in, all visitors are the responsibility of their onsite host. Hosts are tasked with advising on the proper emergency actions, depending on the situation. Emergency instructions are posted throughout the buildings as a reference if more details are ever needed. This includes onsite first aiders, emergency and non-emergency phone numbers, and action plan for fire, acts of nature and medical emergencies.

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