Control of Substances Hazardous to Health - COSHH Level 2 (VTQ)

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Emergency Procedures

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Emergency Planning in Workplaces: Procedures and Considerations

Importance of Emergency Planning

Workplaces must prepare for emergencies as part of health and safety measures, including thorough risk assessment.

Components of an Emergency Plan

The plan should detail procedures for various incidents, including explosion, flood, poisoning, electrocution, fire, release of radioactivity, and chemical spills, among others.

Documentation and Records

Records should include procedures for emergencies, responsible personnel, training details, maintenance records for emergency equipment, and evacuation drills.

Established Procedures

Procedures should cover raising the alarm, escape routes, assembly points, contacting emergency services, and evacuating disabled individuals.

Assigned Responsibilities

Designated individuals should handle specific tasks during emergencies, such as liaising with emergency services, fire wardens, first aiders, and personnel responsible for machinery shutdown.

Additional Considerations

Considerations may include shared buildings, involvement of other businesses in the plan, hazards related to chemical storage, and reporting requirements to the fire rescue service.

Training and Practice

Regular training and practice of emergency procedures enhance reliable responses. Plans should be clear, regularly reviewed, and improved based on identified shortcomings.

Seeking Assistance

In case of doubts, assistance should be sought from emergency services or professional organizations.