9. Emergency Preparedness and Response
This is section 9 of 10 to be included in your submission.
Organisations should actively identify and assess potential incident and emergency response needs in order to develop and implement emergency plans. Emergency plans should be specific to the organisation. The detail and scope will be dependent on the organisation’s core activities. All response plans should be communicated, tested (the organisation will dictate the frequency) and evaluated in order to continually improve their response.
Supporting evidence required in key areas associated with this section must include current evidence of implementation and review. Examples of the evidence required:
- Emergency Planning / Preparation / Communication / Testing / Review for all identified emergencies (e.g. fire, environmental, personal rescue, etc.);
- Fire precautions (including the provision, maintenance and inspection of equipment);
- First aid needs (including the provision and replenishment of supplies);
- Responsibilities of identified key persons (fire wardens, first aiders, confined space rescue, etc.);
- Other identified emergency preparedness and response needs specific to the organisation;
- Records relating to above;
- Copies of policies and procedures relevant to the above;
- Evidence of implementation of the above.
NOTE: Training relating to Emergency Preparedness and Response should be included in section 7 (Health and Safety Training), not in this section.