Floor Wardens serve as the contact point between the Property Management office and Tenant employees. Floor Wardens ensure that every employee is aware of all emergency procedures and plans, and coordinate Tenant response in an emergency.
Floor Warden Role
Be a visible leader in your company and on your floor. Share information, encourage advanced planning and act as the calming force in any building emergency. See our example of a Floor Warden Letter to distribute to all employees on your floor.
Maintain a current roster of all physically disabled persons on your assigned floor and assign at least two Special Assistants per physically disabled person. Provide this information to Property Management and update routinely. Ensure that each Special Assistant for physically disabled persons knows his/her role in an evacuation or emergency.
Know emergency exit routes, stairwell locations and where the stairwells exit onto the street. Take a walk down both stairwells to become familiar with the evacuation experience and stairwell exit locations.
Know where emergency intercoms are located and how to use them. Intercoms are in the stairwells on every fifth floor starting with Floor 5.
Report any potential fire hazards to Property Management through your Office Manager or Corporate Facilities Manager.
Be familiar with your company's own emergency response and security procedures, along with those for the building. Also be sure to have additional safety resources and important numbers readily available. Information specific to 1201 Third Avenue is provided on the Office Security Tips and Emergency Procedures pages on this website.
For a full explanation of Floor Warden responsibilities, please click here for the Floor Warden Handbook in PDF format.
Property Management will:
Maintain a current list of Floor Wardens.
Provide annual Floor Warden training classes.
Provide current information to support Floor Wardens.
Conduct annual fire drills.