Emergencies and natural disasters can happen anytime. Although you can’t predict when they will happen, you can take actions to make your business more prepared.
Do you and your workers know what to do if a disaster strikes?
An emergency plan is a health and safety requirement, and not having one is a big risk for your business and your workers.
Your emergency plan should include the following:
What to consider when making an emergency plan:
When working out your emergency plan, you must take into account:
Maintaining and testing emergency plans:
A well-maintained emergency plan should be reviewed and updated:
Emergency plans testing
You must engage with your workers when making decisions about emergency plans and when proposing changes that may affect their health and safety
All workers should know who is responsible for activating and coordinating emergency procedures and what they must do to keep themselves and others safe in an emergency.
Keeping you and your workmates safe at work is a priority, so make sure you are aware of the businesses requirements of having an effective emergency plan in place.
If you would like more information, get in touch with our friendly HazardCo team – we’re always happy to help!