Are you really ready?
Emergencies occur in the blink of an eye so to speak. The actions taken in the initial minutes of an emergency are critical. A prompt warning to employees to evacuate, shelter or lockdown can save lives. A call for help to public emergency services that provides full and accurate information will help the dispatcher send the right responders and equipment. Employees that have trained in First Aid, CPR, and Evacuation/Crowd Management, Fire Extinguishing, Confined Space Entry and Exit, and trained to use Breathing Apparatus will become life savers. If Employees have trained for a real emergency (practical and theory) with FETS emergency preparedness training, their actions in an emergency with their knowledge of the building and process systems will save lives and lessen damage providing a measured approach to getting through the emergency. People’s lives are the first priority.
First steps when developing an emergency response plan is to conduct a risk assessment to identify potential emergency scenarios unique to your environment. An understanding of what can happen will enable you to determine resource requirements and to develop plans and procedures to prepare your business. The emergency plan should be consistent with your performance objectives and lead in to your (BCP) business continuity plan.
Whether it be a small fire, a flood, gas leak, chemical spill, act of violence or an earthquake, using FETS consulting now, will give your organisation the tools and confidence to be ‘emergency prepared’.
Email Kylie Harrison at Kylie.Harrison@vhnz.co.nz or phone on 04 939 2669 and request an emergency preparedness consultation now.
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