Monday, November 8, 2010

Yellow Mellow Monday: westgate shopping mall


I was interested to see this sign at a shopping mall at Massey, West Auskland.

Once I was with my daughter and my uncle D. We had just entered a shopping mall in Westfield, Mt Albert when loud alarm bells sounded. There were no security guards or fire marshalls to tell the shoppers what to do. Some left, and some just stayed.

After a while, we heard fire appliances. Uncle D said, it was time to go. By then, the car park was full of cars causing quite a jam. I don't remember seeing this shopping mall with a evacuation sign.

New Zealand is an earth quake prone country. Two months ago, no body would have thought that Christchurch would be struck with a 7.4 Richter scale earthquake.

Recently I was involved in a conference/summit meeting for two days. If we left the centre, we had to inform the management. It was precaution, just in case.


Ginny Hartzler said...

How odd! So you never found out what happened?

Evelyn S. said...

What would cause an evacuation? A major storm, a flood, ???? That's a very interesting yellow sign!

Mel_Cole said...

It must be a heavy duty work load for that place Sis Ann.

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Windsmoke. said...

I'm not surprised you didn't see the yellow sign because it's to high up and nobody can see it unless you know where it is. In Australia those signs are placed at eye level so everybody including children can see them. No security guards that's a poor effort and dangerous.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

When things happen (like an earthquake) --places like shopping malls have to be prepared, and people will need to know where to go... I'm sure that is why that sign is there now... It's best to be prepared Just in case.

Very interesting post, Ann.... We don't have anything like that in this country--and if there was ever an emergency, I'm not sure what people would do....


George said...

I've seen signs designating evacuation routes along highways, but I haven't seen a sign quite like this in a mall.

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Interesting yellow sign!

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