What your employer should know
- Emergency procedures are a legal requirement
- Employers must complied with the legislative requirements in their jurisdiction
- Emergency procedures must facilitate a safe, orderly and timely evacuation, when necessary
- Employers must have an emergency control unit with responsibilities relating to emergency procedures
Responsibilities of an Emergency Control Unit
- Conduct orderly evacuations on a regular basis
- Assist emergency services at all times
- Operate fire fighting equipment, if trained and if it is safe to do so
- Contain any emergency, if safe to do so, until emergency services arrive at the scene
Question: Have you been through an evacuation drill at your workplace?
In this last part you have learned about emergency procedures.
You have concluded the last of this introduction. By now, you should have a general understanding to safety at work and what is required to ensure a safe workplace.
I hope you enjoyed this short introduction and I look forward to your comments and feedback. Thanks for taking part.