Liability: Emergency Planning Committee: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ contains legal obligations that concern people involved in emergency preparedness (as members of the Emergency Planning Committee and Emergency Control Organisation) and involves the statement regarding legal liability. Clause 2.1.3 in AS 3745-2002 states: “Both the Emergency Planning Committee and the Emergency Control Organisation personnel shall be indemnified by their employer against civil liability resulting from workplace emergency assessment, education, fire safety training sessions, periodic exercises or fire evacuation of a building, where the personnel act in good faith and in the course of their emergency control duties.”

Emergency Occupant Training: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that if there is one thing that AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ emphasises, it is the interaction of elements in dealing successfully with emergencies. The AS 3745-2010 Standard highlights how buildings elements, essential safety measures and occupant training need to work together to maximise occupant safety. Like most emergencies, the failure of providing adequate occupant training can quickly change a manageable emergency into an unmitigated disaster. Not the least of these elements is the people affected by the emergency! For years the need to train the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) has been understood

Evacuation Diagrams for Rooms in a Multi-Storey Hotel Building: AS 3745-2010

AUST – Emergency Plan was commissioned by the General Manager of a hotel to prepare the necessary emergency plan and hotel room evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ for an existing multi-storey hotel building. The building contained various tenancies at ground level and hotel rooms above. The building had superseded emergency procedures and evacuation diagrams (evacuation signs) that did not comply with the current provisions of AS 3745-2010. Minor building works had also occurred that required the evacuation diagrams to be updated.AS 3745 now requires the Emergency Planning Committee to nominate a validation date for the evacuation diagrams (that is, the date upon which the evacuation diagrams must

Master Emergency Control Point: Chief Warden: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises most emergency response procedures under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ include the expectation that in an emergency, (and if safe to do so), the Chief Warden will proceed to the master emergency control point and take control of the emergency, and utilise the sound and intercom systems. But what if a building, the Chief Warden and the master emergency control point are destined to be a bad fit? The decision on the location of the master emergency control point is based upon the systems and pathways of travel (exit path) in a building. If the

Factory Building: Evacuation Diagrams: Evacuation Diagrams

QLD – Emergency Plan was appointed by the business owner of a truck repair factory to prepare the evacuation diagrams and an emergency plan for an allotment containing four buildings. The building’s emergency plan, evacuation coordination procedures and evacuation signs did not comply with the provisions of AS 3745-2010. Building works under a building approval had also occurred, requiring the evacuation signs to be updated. AS 3745 now requires the Emergency Planning Committee to nominate a validation date for the evacuation signs (that is, the date upon which the evacuation signs must be re-assessed against potential changes that have occurred to the building or AS 3745-2010). Managers responsible for the safety of the occupants should realise that any

Chief Warden: Training: Emergency Plan: AS 3745 – 2010

AUST – Emergency Plan training programs are designed for Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) members who are required under AS3745 – 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ to be trained in the position of chief warden, deputy chief warden and communications officer. Chief warden training is the pivotal role in ensuring the ECO outcomes are achieved. Chief Warden Training Outcomes Emergency plan training will ensure that staff develop skills to appreciate the extent of onsite workplace emergencies and that the chief warden training covers the safe evacuation of the workplace. Chief warden training covers AS3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, in particular ECO and

Emergency Planning Committee Training: Emergency Plan: AS 3745-2010

VIC – Emergency Plan advises that it is a requirement of ‘AS 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities’ that at least one member of the Emergency Planning Committee to be trained “to enable the Emergency Planning Committee to competently execute their obligations” under the emergency plan. Emergency Planning Committee Training is required to be conducted or supervised by competent persons(s) defined by AS 3745 as “A person who has acquired through training, education, qualification, experience, or a combination of these, the knowledge and skill enabling him/ her to correctly perform the required task”… (more) Occupational Health & Safety Legislation Refer

Emergency Plan: Emergency Control Organisation: AS 3745-2010

VIC - Emergency Plan advises ‘AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities’ defines the Emergency Control Organisation as “a person or persons appointed by the emergency planning committee to direct and control the implementation of the facility’s emergency response procedures”. At a minimum, the Emergency Control Organisation is required to consist of a chief warden or equivalent. It is the responsibility of the emergency planning committee to determine the need to include other positions in the Emergency Control Organisation such as…(more) Occupational Health & Safety Legislation Refer to our Occupational Health & Safety Legislation Table for further statutory information

Emergency Prevention: AS 3745-2010: Emergency Plan

AUST – Emergency Plan advises an Emergency Planning Committee (EPC) has a responsibility under AS 3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, to prepare and maintain an Emergency Plan for their facility. The Standard expects that the plan will reflect that the EPC has considered will include Emergency prevention, Emergency preparedness and Emergency mitigation. Emergency prevention The best way to deal with an emergency, under AS 3745, is to prevent them (emergency prevention) from occurring in the first place, and the chances of an emergency occurring can be greatly reduced. For example, the risk of a fire emergency can be reduced

Emergency Plan: AS 3745 – 2010

AUST – Emergency Plan advises that AS 3745-2010 ’Planning for emergencies in facilities’, has a term describing the documentation recommended for dealing with emergencies. Previously, the terms ‘emergency response procedures’ or ‘fire and evacuation plans’ have been used and still are part of the current vernacular. The Emergency Plan documents ‘the organisational arrangements, systems, strategies and procedures relating to the response and management of emergencies’ (AS 3745-2010 Clause 3.1). As such, it addresses issues such as emergency prevention, and preparedness and mitigation, and establishes the framework for response, such as the roles of the Emergency Control Organisation. One significant part of the