4.4.7 Emergency Preparedness and Response
[enter-your-company-name-here] has identified all potential emergency situations and documented procedures for preventing and mitigating the associated illness and injury.
[enter-your-company-name-here] reviews and makes changes, where necessary, to its emergency preparedness and response procedures, in particular, after the occurrence of incidents or emergency situations.
[enter-your-company-name-here] periodically tests its emergency response procedures. Whenever testing is not possible, the procedures are verified by other means.
Selected staff members in all locations are trained in the delivery of First Aid. Regular training up-dates are provided to maintain the currency of the First Aid qualifications. [enter-your-company-name-here] will pay all costs associated with the training. The name, location and contact details for all trained First Aiders is displayed in a prominent position in all work areas, lunch rooms and notice boards.
First Aid kits are provided in all work areas and maintained on a weekly basis or more frequently as required.
All incidents, that require First Aid attention, are recorded in the Injury register and regularly reviewed [how often] by the OH&S committee as part of the risk management process.
[enter-your-company-name-here] engages [Who] to manage and maintain its fire prevention and fire fighting equipment. The OH&S committee conducts regular [How often] audits to ensure that the maintenance program is operating satisfactorily.
The OH&S committee has developed a series of procedures for handling emergencies, these include;
- Serious injury or death
- Gas leak
- Structural damage through impact
- Aggressive, violent intruders
- Bomb threats
These procedures are subject to [How often] review by the OH&S committee and any amendments or additions are carried out following this review.
Regular [How often] fire drills are conducted to check the effectiveness of the fire fighting and evacuation procedures. This testing may include an actual response from the fire brigade.
Regular [How often] accident emergency drills are conducted to check the effectiveness of the first aid and medical response.
Other emergency scenarios
Other emergency response procedures are tested at regular intervals, as determined by the OH&S committee.
- 4.4.1 Structure and Responsibility
- 4.4.2 Training and Competency
- 4.4.3 Consultation- Communication and Reporting
- 4.4.4 Documentation
- 4.4.5 Document and Data Control
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