All Office Buildings and Common areas have an emergency generator, which will provide emergency power for certain basic building function in the event of power failure.
The functions include:
- Activating emergency lights on each floor throughout the building including all Exit signs.
- Activating all stairwell lighting.
- Activating the building’s emergency Fire, Life and Safety Systems as well as the building’s communication systems.
- Bringing all elevators down to the lobby level. (One elevator will remain operative for use by security to assist handicapped persons or to take service crews and equipment into the building, as needed.)
It is seldom necessary to evacuate the building during a power failure. Unless you are directed to do so through the emergency communication system, please remain in your offices.