Do you know your role in your facilities Emergency Control Organisation?
Are you aware of your role in an emergency at your workplace? Have you read the Emergency Plan? Have you received training or been involved in an emergency exercise?
Australian Standard AS 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities outlines the minimum requirements for the establishment, validation and implementation of an emergency plan for a facility to provide for the safety of occupants of that facility and its visitors leading up to, and during an evacuation.
An emergency plan is the written documentation of the emergency arrangements for a facility, generally made during the planning process. It consists of the preparedness, prevention and response activities and includes the agreed emergency roles, responsibilities, strategies, systems and arrangements.
It is vital that you are familiar with the emergency plan for your facility and understand your role should an emergency situation present.