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Electrical Outage

Power outages are generally of short duration and limited to specific locations. However, widespread power outages are possible.

What to do during a power outage

  • Remain calm;
  • Stay at your work station;
  • If you are in a room with no lighting, slowly make your way to a lighted location and wait until the power is restored;
  • Look for individuals who may be in rooms with no lighting (washrooms, storage rooms, etc.);
  • Verify whether the outage is limited to the area you are in;
  • Ask the individual in charge of your group to contact Security at extension 55;
  • Cease any dangerous activities (e.g.: handling chemical products);
  • Store any hazardous products;
  • Extinguish heat sources or burners;
  • Listen for instructions broadcast over the intercom system.

Please note that there may be a delay between the beginning of an outage and the activation of emergency systems.

Widespread power outage

  • Wait for instructions from Security.

If evacuation is required

  • Remain calm;
  • Move directly to the nearest emergency exit and leave the building;
  • Do not use the elevators;
  • Do not make a detour to collect your personal effects;
  • Go directly to the assigned meeting point for your building;
  • Do not go back inside the building for any reason.

When power is restored

  • Wait for instructions from the Security Office before entering the building;
  • If the outage persist, you will receive further instructions.