Emergency Evacuation

Legislation in Australia states if you are a business you must have a documented process for Emergency Evacuation for your business premise.

What is an Emergency?

An emergency is defined as ‘any event that arises internally or from external sources, which may adversely affect persons or the community generally, and which requires immediate response” (AS 3745). You must ensure there is a documented process to identify the different emergencies that may arise for your business.

AS 3745 states that the Emergency Planning Committee (EPC) should consist of persons who represent the different sites in your organisation.
The following should be conducted by your Emergency Planning committee:

  • Regular meetings at least annually;
  • Establish and implement an emergency plan and procedures;
  • Determine the number of emergency Control organisation (ECO) personnel consistent with the nature and risk of the buildings, structures and workplaces;
  • Ensure that personnel are appointed to positions on the ECO, incorporating the Chief Warden Group;
  • Arrange for training of ECO personnel and building occupants;
  • Organise and conduct evacuation exercises; and
  • Review the effectiveness of evacuation exercises and arrange procedure improvements;

Whichever you choose, you will be rest assured your injured worker and your business will be well managed when you choose A1 safety Matters for your injury management. For high occupancy buildings you are required to ensure you have a Fire Safety Advisor.

A1 Safety Matters can act as your Fire Safety Advisor for your business.
If you select this service it will benefit your business in the following ways:

  • Reduction  of costs which is included in your low monthly fee;
  • Reduce costs by not having to send an employee to obtain accreditation i.e., time away from work;
  • Reduce the cost of accreditation;
  • Ensure the required processes are followed and documented.

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