Preparing your workplace for an emergency

24 Aug 2011 11:58 AM | Administrator . (Administrator)

All workplaces are required to have procedures in place to effectively manage emergencies that could happen at work. A planned emergency response is required under health and safety legislation to protect all people present in the event of a fire, natural disasters including earthquake, chemical spills, LPG leaks and as well as in the event of someone needing CPR and First Aid. Employers have a legal responsibility to have plans in place in the event of any emergency.

For help with developing effective emergency response plans for your business visit the Department of Labour’s emergency procedures webpage here.

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management also has detailed information about how to prepare for an emergency. Check it out here  
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