Today we had a 2.5 hour training session taking place and a fire alarm sounded half way through. This meant our building got evacuated and once the Fire Brigade did its job of inspecting, we were let back in after 30 minutes.
How do you handle this kind of problem in your oganisation? Do you continue the training once you are back in the building or do you cancel the session and re-schedule it?
One of the reason for cancelling would be that people have other meetings to attend after the session and would not be able to attend all of the training due to overlap, there could also be other reasons.
Do you build any kind of contingency into your training sessions? If so, what approach do you take?
Personally, I feel that if everyone agrees they can spare an extra 30 minutes, then the session should continue, if more than 10% of people cannot then the session should be re-scheduled.