The recent catastrophe that hit Australia, ex-cyclone Debbie, highlights the critical role of an emergency plan in mitigating damages from natural disasters. Can you imagine how even more devastating it could have been if we didn’t prepare?
Compliance with strict safety and work safety regulations has saved countless of lives and properties from further destruction and distress. After Debbie, no one can question the need for disaster preparedness.
Is an emergency plan one of your priorities this year?
If not, here are some reasons that can change your mind.
Natural disasters don’t choose a time or date – They can occur anywhere, anytime. Although we have little to no control over these calamities, we have the power to come up with ways to reduce their impact. Having an emergency plan is one effective way to reduce risks and improve safety and protection of people and facilities. All occupants in your facility must have adequate training, so they know what to do, how to stay calm, and where to run for safety when emergencies arise.
Meet your compliance obligations
Australia has established strict standards and regulations that govern planning for an emergency, with varying requirements for each state. These outline the pivotal roles of building owners, facility managers, and occupants to ensure a compliant emergency planning framework:
Ensure safety of all occupants.
The safety of everyone in the facility should be your foremost priority as a facility manager or building owner. We have proven time and time again that a well-developed and implemented Emergency Plan can save lives. Apart from it being a compliance requirement, it is the most efficient way to ensure a safe workplace for every tenant in your care.
We live in unpredictable times. It’s business, as usual, one minute, the next we’re facing a cyclone of magnitude proportions. If you want to provide a safe workplace to all occupants in your facility, you cannot drop the ball on emergency planning.
Do you need help in developing an emergency plan that suits your business and infrastructures? We at EvacServices are here to give you confidence and peace of mind in your emergency planning efforts. Complete the form below, and we’ll get back to you shortly to discuss how we can help!