About this Emergency Management Checklist
This emergency management checklist is designed to help organizations create a comprehensive emergency management plan that will cover all the bases and help them be better prepared for any type of emergency.
This checklist can be used to review and verify that your basic workplace emergency management principles are in place. The checklist prescribes the resources and measures that are needed to minimise the negative impacts of an emergency on people, assets and the environment.
The emergency management checklist outlines some key guidelines for the provision and maintenance of emergency response capabilities, including:
- Is there a documented emergency management plan available?
- Is the emergency management plan subject to regular review?
- Have all potential (both likely and unlikely) emergencies been considered?
- Are roles and responsibilities clearly defined for the emergency management team?
- Are there emergency preparedness procedures for personnel to follow? (e.g. procedures for fire evacuation drills and assembly etc).
- Are emergency personnel adequately trained?
- Are there adequate back-up personnel in the case of emergency personnel being absent from the workplace?
- Are emergency contact details for external emergency services displayed? (e.g. fire brigade, police, ambulance).
- Is emergency signage adequately displayed? (e.g. site plan, assembly area, fire protection equipment etc).
- Are there periodic emergency evacuation drills? (at least once every 12 months).
- Does the emergency evacuation procedure include a process for accounting for persons?
- Are emergency exits identified and evacuation routes clear?
- Has the emergency equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, first aid kits) been checked for suitability, optimal location and accessibility?
- Are adequate numbers of workers trained to use fire extinguishers?
- Is an appropriate reporting system available for recording emergencies? (e.g. emergency debriefs).
Early identification of potential emergencies is critical to the successful management of these events, to ensure all potential emergencies are identified and if necessary, the emergency management plan amended.
The following processes must be followed and periodically reviewed:
- Analysis of scope of works, including activities, location, duration, and the number of personnel.
- Discussions with key personnel to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of the emergency management plan requirements.
The following potential emergencies should be considered when you are planning for an emergency that is relevant to your business and scope of operations:
- Medical emergency.
- First aid injury.
- Electric shock.
- Uncontrolled fire or explosion.
- Gas leak.
- Air supply contamination.
- Hazardous chemical and dangerous goods spill.
- Toxic substances
- Structural or building collapse.
- Natural disasters and severe weather.
- Seismic event.
- Power failure.
- Rescue from height.
- Bomb threat.
- Civil disorder/demonstrations.
- Confined spaces emergency.
Key Points with Emergency Planning
With emergency management planning it is very important to have accurate guidance when managing an emergency and to control and minimise the effects of an emergency. This provides clear direction on what is expected and what information is to be escalated to selected people or agencies. If necessary, emergency management planning should be reviewed and promptly amended whenever:
- The procedures are not optimal in an emergency.
- Applicable legislation is revised.
- Significant details pertaining to the operation change.
- The list of emergency personnel changes.
- Emergency equipment requirements change.
Note: It is imperative for any business to establish the requirements for protecting people and property against the hazards and risks associated with emergencies.
Why Download this Emergency Management Checklist?
This emergency management checklist can assist you establish the requirements for protecting workers and workplace property against the hazards and risks associated with emergencies.
With this emergency management checklist you will be able to:
- Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own emergency management checklist.
- Apply your own style, format and brand to the emergency management checklist.
- Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.
Availability and Use of this Emergency Management Checklist
- This emergency management checklist is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Download Template’ button or the ‘Download Through Checkout’ button.
- No payment is required for this checklist and it will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
- There are no subscriptions, contracts or ongoing costs.
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