From Alex McCrorie, East Lothian Council Depute Chief Executive
As notified an evacuation/fire drill took place at John Muir House on Friday, 11 September at 3.30pm.
Overall the drill was a success and I would like to thank all staff involved. A total of 19 members of staff successfully evacuated the building (having signed out as instructed).
Remember to sign in and out!
However, there were a couple of staff who had not signed out earlier in the day which, had it been a genuine fire call, would have resulted in the fire service having to locate those not accounted for. This highlights that it is of the utmost importance that you sign yourself out when leaving the building. It is also important that you sign out when leaving the building at lunchtime. You can then sign back in on your return.
In addition, there were a number of doors that had been wedged open. This is not good practice and must stop with immediate effect.
The drill was completed in six minutes.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Depute Chief Executive
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