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Your emergency management plan must be designed to meet the specific requirements of your facility.

At the planning stage there are many processes that should be followed, including:

  • Establishing an effective method of identifying and communicating an emergency situation to people inside and outside the facility
  • Assessing the possible threats using the risk management process
  • Studying the facility's design and installations to register safety assets and hazards
  • Selecting key people for emergency control positions.

Your emergency management plan should:

  • list hazards
  • set out instructions for dealing with various kinds of emergencies
  • Include information on all types of installed safety equipment, facility services and general safety features.

Things that should be included in your plans are:

  • Emergency Planning Committee (EPC) - its role and responsibilities
  • Emergency Control Organisation (ECO)
  • telephone contact numbers - emergency services, other services and staff
  • evacuation diagrams and assembly areas
  • evacuation procedures
  • staff training.

MFB consultants can assist businesses to prepare and develop an Emergency Procedures Manual using the relevant Australian Standard. Along with assisting in the development of an Emergency Procedures Manual the consultant can:

  • help set out guidelines for emergency procedures and evacuation
  • advise on setting up a wardens system
  • undertake a needs analysis for training in your workplace

For more information, contact:

Emergency Training
Training Facility: 450 Burnley Street Richmond, Victoria, 3121
Fire Equipment Services: Suite 2, 5 Lakeside Dve, East Burwood VIC 3151
Email: WEM@mfb.vic.gov.au
Fax: 1300 655 511

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