Prepare. Act. Survive.
In the Spring Bulletin, we outlined basic bushfire safety in anticipation of a long hot summer. With recent temperatures reaching record highs we felt it important to revisit the topic.
In most emergencies, the outcome is heavily determined by how well prepared we are ahead of the crisis. With that in mind, here are the emergency planning manual and template provided to us by CSNSW. It’s detailed and thorough, and covers everything from carrying out risk assessments and drills to what to do in a bushfire, chemical spill, extreme weather – even an earthquake or a bomb threat.
It’s written from the prospective of a school environment but it can be easily adapted to suit most workplaces.
You might want to pour yourselves a coffee as you thumb through the pages. It’s lengthy but it needs to be if you’re going to be fully prepared to protect your staff and clients during an emergency.
A reminder, if you want help drafting your emergency response plan, please contact your local fire service. They can offer advice specific to your organisation and environment. Some fire services also offer training: