Workplaces need a plan for emergencies that can have a wider impact. Special procedures are needed for emergencies such as serious injuries, explosion, flood, poisoning, electrocution, fire, release of radioactivity and chemical spills.
Quick and effective action may help to ease the situation and reduce the consequences. However, in emergencies people are more likely to respond reliably if they:
are well trained and competent
take part in regular and realistic practice
have clearly agreed, recorded and rehearsed plans, actions and responsibilities
Who should attend?
Line managers at all levels and disciplines in the organization