AS — Australia wide Workplace Emergency Management can assist you with all the necessary steps make your workplace or facility compliant with AS Call our Friendly Staff Now: Planning for Emergencies in Facilities We provide ongoing support and assistance with the requirements and obligations that apply to your facility under AS In broad terms, this Australian Standard lays out the recommended framework for emergency planning in the workplace to meet the Code of Practice on Managing the Work Environment and Facilities. We will assess how many diagrams are required for your facility, as well as the most effective locations to install the diagrams so that occupants are as familiar as possible with the information on the diagrams.
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AS — Australia wide Workplace Emergency Management can assist you with all the necessary steps make your workplace or facility compliant with AS Call our Friendly Staff Now: Planning for Emergencies in Facilities We provide ongoing support and assistance with the requirements and obligations that apply to your facility under AS In broad terms, this Australian Standard lays out the recommended framework for emergency planning in the workplace to meet the Code of Practice on Managing the Work Environment and Facilities.
We will assess how many diagrams are required for your facility, as well as the most effective locations to install the diagrams so that occupants are as familiar as possible with the information on the diagrams. Evacuation diagrams also known as fire evacuation diagrams, Evacuation map or plans are a requirement in all workplaces. The EPC is the body that continually assesses the facility is prepared for an emergency.
We will work with the EPC and the key stakeholders to develop the Emergency Plan which documents the systems, strategies, procedures and any other arrangements that pertain to emergency response and emergency management. This will include evacuation diagrams, identifying an emergency, how to respond in an emergency, in the event of an emergency, response and communication and the location of emergency equipment.
The EPC also ensures that relevant training and exercises in the plans and procedures are provided for the ECO and all occupants of the facility. Records of the type of training and the personnel who have received this training need to be kept so that readiness for an emergency is held at a sufficient level to protect life safety. Records also need to be kept of inspection, testing and maintenance of all onsite emergency equipment.
Workplace Emergency Management also makes certain that all Reports, Records and Documentation necessary to fulfil compliance obligations are completed and retained for the required time period. We will develop Emergency Response Procedures specific to the needs of your workplace, facility and personnel. Procedures will be developed for each type of emergency that is likely to occur in your workplace. This is a regular onsite emergency assessment report Gap Analysis that shows the likelihood of an emergency occurring in your workplace.
As an example, specific procedures may be required to evacuate your facility in an emergency due to access or egress difficulties, floor plan or equipment layout. In an evacuation, procedures may need to be developed for the safe and correct shutdown of plant and manufacturing equipment.
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans PEEP may be required for personnel or occupants that require assistance to evacuate due to physical, intellectual or psychological issues.
These issues can include mobility restrictions, vision or hearing impairment and learning difficulties. Specific PEEPs need to be developed for each person who requires assistance in an evacuation. Emergency Response Exercises Regular Emergency Response Exercises are required to check that Emergency Response Procedures are working correctly and that all occupants and the ECO are aware of and correctly implementing these procedures. Workplace Emergency Management liase with the EPC and ECO to initiate and assist with the observation, reporting, record keeping, briefing and debriefing of these exercises.
Training Workplace Emergency Management offers all training needed to ensure a competent and compliant response to an emergency in your facility. Call our friendly team Workplace Emergency Management is based in Sydney, however, we service all of Australia so contact us today to improve your emergency management procedures and resources, and prepare your people to confidently handle any emergency situation.
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Australian Standard AS 3745:2010 Planning for Emergencies in Facilities - Western Australia
This extends to the prevention and management of unforeseen and potentially life threatening emergency situations within the workplace. Australian Standard has been developed to provide a uniform code for managing emergency procedures and evacuations in the workplace. Adherence to this standard is not compulsory, but is widely recognised as best practice and the benchmark for developing compliant and effective emergency management programs. There are some significant changes that may result in additional compliance challenges for organisations and requires updates or changes to your procedures, maps and training programs. The following outlines a few key differences between AS and AS and organisations should review the new standard to ensure they understand the new requirements.