Emergency Plans

  • 1.0. Does the site have an Emergency Planning Committee (EPC)

  • Does the EPC meet at least annually

  • Are documented minutes kept for Emergency Planing Committees (EPC) meetings

  • 2.0. Does the site have a documented Emergency Plan

  • Has the Emergency Plan been reviewed in the past 12 months

  • 3.0. Have all employees and contractors been trained in basic emergency response procedures?

    Basic emergency response training is included in Site Induction training for employees and contractors.

  • 4.0. Does the plan consider Environmental emergencies & Incidents

  • 5.0. Does the site undertake Emergency Evacuation Drills at least annually?

    For sites that operate various shifts, emergency evacuation drills are to be scheduled to ensure each shift carries out an evacuation drill annually.

  • Have all permanent employees and contractors participated in a drill?

  • Has the site completed a formal review of the effectiveness of the Emergency Response Procedures after the drill?

    The site should have documented the review process including any actions that have been identified. Check if there are outstanding actions from reviews conducted more than 12 months ago.

  • 6.0. Has the site conducted any Environmental scenario emergency drills?

    Environmental emergencies can include chemical or fuel spills, gas release, fire water management etc. This can be through participation in desk top exercises, full scale drill or spill response training. Environmental emergency drills should be conducted at least annually.

  • 7.0. Does the site maintain a current list of members of the Site Emergency Control Organisation?

    Check that list of ECO members are current and trained in their role.

  • 8.0. Have members of the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) been trained?

    ECO members are to undertake skill retention activities at not greater than 6 monthly intervals. The skill based activities can involve desk top exercises, evacuation/emergency drills or other forms of training (I.e. toolbox talks, basic fire training etc)

  • 9.0. Does the site have Emergency Evacuation Plans displayed throughout the building

  • 10.0. Is the Evacuation area signposted and location included in the site induction.

  • 11.0 Does the site maintain a current list of External Emergency Contacts in its ERP?

    External emergency contacts include emergency services, environmental protection authority, workcover authorities, hospitals and can include neighbours and surrounding business and industries that are likely to be impacted by an on site emergency.

  • 12.0. Has there been any emergencies where the site has had to enact its ERP in the last 12 months?

  • Has a formal review of the effectiveness of the Emergency Response Plan been undertaken?

    Check for documentary evidence of a formal review. Check if there have been any actions identified from the review and the status of actions.

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