Were you fully prepared on February 22nd?

Employers have a legal responsibility to put emergency plans in place. A planned response to an emergency situation is essential to protect employees, contractors and the public.

An emergency response plan covers designated actions employers and employees must take to ensure employee safety from earthquakes and other emergencies.
Evacuation plans must form part of an organisations emergency response procedures which must form part of an organisations Health and Safety System/Manual to ensure compliance with the law.

When developing your emergency response plan, it’s a good idea to look at a wide variety of potential emergencies that could occur in your workplace.

It must be tailored to your office or workplace and include information about all potential sources of emergencies. Developing an emergency response plan means you should complete a hazard assessment to determine what situations and hazards could cause serious injury or harm.

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