Emergency Procedures, Response Plans and Evacuation Diagrams should not be generic or developed by the unqualified, just to sign off that they are done. These are an essential part of your emergency and safety management framework.
An emergency plan, in combination with training of staff in fire, emergency and evacuation procedures (including conducting evacuation exercises), and the provision of evacuation diagrams will assist management in meeting their obligations under respective State and/or Commonwealth Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011, as well as Australian Standard 3745 and the relevant Code of Practice.
It also considers various other information including AS4801 and AS1851, and Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulations (BFSR) 2008 where applicable, and as appropriate.
Evacuation diagrams make sure staff and visitors can quickly access vital information in an emergency, such as:
Under the Australian Standard, there are minimum requirements for any Evacuation Diagram. WES Group ensures that these requirements are met, and discusses optional requirements with the client so that the end user can safely move through the building to a place of safety, away from any emergency.
Every workplace must conduct an evacuation exercise annually. Some, such as child care centres, are required to conduct four exercises per annum for accreditation purposes. WES Group will work with the client to organise and oversee the evacuation exercise, provide a report on the exercise, then recommend and implement improvement strategies to further develop capability and safety.Make an Enquiry
Are you prepared for a fire, bomb threat, hazardous materials, medical, personal threat or other workplace emergency?
Have you established an Emergency Planning Committee (EPC) and an Emergency Control Organisation ECO)?
Do you have emergency procedures and evacuation diagrams in place?
Are your people, such as wardens, trained to deal with your site specific type of emergencies?
Do you validate your safety and emergency procedures through training and exercises?
WES Group - here to help.
Workplace Emergency Safety (WES) Group follows a risk process to enable the identification of hazards, the assessment of the level of risk created by these hazards in the workplace, the elimination or minimisation of risks, the monitoring and review of risk to determine whether there has been an improvement, and revision of the risk control measures if necessary.
At times, these risk control measures are part of your compliance regime.
WES Group works with you to ensure you meet both your safety and compliance requirements.
WES Group has both accredited and non-accredited training courses available to clients.
These can be delivered face to face or on-line.