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15 employee responsibilities you must include in your emergency evacuation plan

by , 30 September 2014
You must create an emergency evacuation plan in case there's an emergency and your employees need to get out safely.

Part of this plan must include the responsibilities your employees' have during an evacuation.

To ensure you cover all your bases in your emergency evacuation plan, we're revealing the 15 employee responsibilities you should include...

 

Include these 15 employee responsibilities in your emergency evacuation plan

 
1. Person discovering the incident – this person should activate the emergency alarm system.
 
2. All personnel – All persons must take action (except those appointed for special duties) on site when the emergency alarm goes off.
 
3. Fire alarm & general – they must automatically take action to respond to a fire when the emergency alarm goes off.
 
4. Security – Security personnel must take action to secure the premises when the emergency alarm goes off.
 
5. Fire team leader – the team leader must take action to get his team out of the building when the emergency alarm goes off.
 
6. Fire fighting teams – they must carry out actions to put out the fire when the emergency alarm goes off.
 
7. Occupational health practitioner – he must perform actions to help anyone with serious injuries when the emergency alarm goes off.
 
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8. First aiders – they must carry out actions to assist anyone with injuries when the emergency alarm goes off.
 
9. Health and safety management – they must perform their responsibilities and actions to oversee the safe evacuation of the building when the emergency alarm goes off.
 
10. Hazardous substance controller – he must perform his responsibilities and actions to control and dangerous substances when the emergency alarm goes off.
 
11. Engineering controller – he must perform him responsibilities and actions to deal with any engineering issues when the emergency alarm goes off.
 
12. Emergency coordinator – he must perform his responsibilities and actions to oversee the emergency procedures when the emergency alarm goes off.
 
13. Section 16(2) appointment (safety officer) – he must perform his responsibilities and actions to ensure the safe evacuation of the building when the emergency alarm goes off.
 
14. Salvage/recovery teams – they must perform tasks to recover damaged property and injured employees when the Emergency Coordinator requires and approves the action.
 
15. Search teams – they must perform tasks to search for survivors when the Emergency Coordinator requires and approves the action.
 
Include these 15 employee responsibilities, where applicable, in your emergency evacuation plan to ensure everyone knows their roles.


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