Preparing for Emergencies - Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series
COMEDY MAKES LEARNING FUN
This comedy business series was created by Psychologist Eve Ash and comedienne Erin Brown, starring Emmy-award winning Kim Estes. This series will surprise, amaze and entertain you, while at the same time teaching some important lessons in human interaction, in a way you won’t forget! Everyone will laugh and learn with these short episodes (6-10 minutes each) that highlight dos and don'ts. This Australian produced series was filmed on location in Los Angeles, and includes leaders' guides with discussion questions, activities and hand outs. Plus Powerpoint slides to make learning easy and fun.
Marcus and Carol wear safety jackets for a risk awareness meeting. Marcus affirms that as the manager, if an emergency presents itself, he will be the last to leave the office (when the others have been safely evacuated). The team is confused about the location of the fire extinguishers everyone points in a different direction. Sam says he is the best qualified to be head of emergency; the others agree with him. Marcus has showcases the contents of a small disaster kit and asks what the others would like to contribute. Chapstick, dry shampoo, toilet paper, condoms, duct tape, glue, water and a skeleton key are offered. Serena declares the importance of an emergency evacuation plan. Sam raises the importance of first having an emergency meeting place (the coffee shop in their case). Marcus plans an emergency drill and hands out blindfolds for the staff and blows a didgeridoo as a warning signal for an evacuation. This approach proves to be dangerous, culminating in staff falling down the stairs and knocking out Serena.
Key Learning Points
"If only we had been prepared’. Act now! Be safe not sorry"
PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES
- Don’t be slack about safety INSTEAD: Be prepared and think ahead
- Don't ignore the basics INSTEAD: Know your fire extinguishers and exits
- Don't think nothing will ever happen INSTEAD: Agree on an evacuation plan
- Don't leave it up in the air INSTEAD: Elect a calm and competent leader
Erin Brown, Kim Estes