Workplace Emergency Management Manual

Workplace Emergency Management Manual

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What is the Workplace Emergency Management Manual (WEMM)?

WEMM is a simple online tool that assists small to medium workplaces to create plans for emergencies. It is based on Australian Standard (AS) 3745-2010 Planning for Emergencies in Facilities.  This tool is the first of its kind in Australia, and is designed to make emergency management planning more accessible for smaller businesses that may not have the resources to undertake extensive emergency plans.

Workplace emergency management planning:

Why do I need it?
All workplaces have potential risks that expose them to emergencies. Workplace emergency management planning will:

  • Provide early and accurate identification of workplace hazards
  • Enable you to plan towards reducing the impact of potential workplace emergencies
  • Help you to fulfil your duty of care
  • Assist with your business continuity planning

Workplace emergency management planning demonstrates a genuine regard for employee welfare, as well as reduces disruption to business operations.

Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, (Section 21. Duties of employers to employees) states:
“(1) An employer must, so far as is reasonably practicable, provide and maintain for employees of the employer a working environment that is safe and without risks to health.”
(This includes during emergency events and extends to visitors, customers and contractors)

How does it work?
This online tool takes you through the emergency management process step-by-step, creating a customised manual for your business.

The online account registration process includes a WEMM reference folder which will be posted to you. You can save your tailored manual as a pdf or print it and insert into the folder as a complete, professional Workplace Emergency Management Manual. You may update the manual and print it as often as is needed for the term of the registration.

How to get started?
Simply log-on to WEMM today, and make your business better prepared for any emergency.

This tool was created by the Metropolitan Fire & Emergency Services Board, Melbourne, in partnership with CGU Insurance and E3 Learning.




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