EMERGENCY TRAINING and PROCEDURES

Why do emergency training?

The importance that public safety risk prevention strategies play in protecting the safety of building occupants and minimizing potential property loss cannot be overestimated.

Under the new work health and safety (WHS) laws, effective 1 January 2012, it is the responsibility as the ‘persons conducting a business or undertaking’ (PCBU) to eliminate risks to health and safety, so far as is reasonably practicable.

All building occupants need to understand the fire safety features of their building and the systems and practices in place designed to reduce the likelihood of fire and other emergencies and to ensure their safety in the case of an emergency.

Procedures and Training

The establishment of a well-designed emergency plan is the foundation of an effective safety program. Emergency procedures should be:

      o    well documented: simple, brief, flexible and written;

      o    readily accessible to all employees;

      o    frequently tested through training and practice and

      o    regularly reviewed and updated.

Training reinforces the need for all employees to be responsible for workplace safety and provides workers with appropriate knowledge and a level of confidence in how to respond to an emergency situation.

      

Why choose IFP for all your training solutions?

Infinity Fire Protection is your emergency training specialist. Our training:

      o    ensures the safety and well being of all persons within the workplace;

      o    provides workers with appropriate knowledge and level of confidence in how to respond in an emergency situation;

      o    helps meets the obligations to workers under the new WH&S Act 2010;

      o    complies with the recommendations of Australian Standard 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities;

      o    provides a choice of training packages including:

            o    Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) Training

            o    Emergency Response Procedures which includes Emergency Evacuation Procedures(theory and practical)

            o    Use of Portable Fire Fighting Equipment (theory and practical)

      o    can be tailored to meet the needs of your workplace and

      o    is conducted by experienced, qualified trainers.

      

Training Modules:

Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) Training:

This training module explains the roles, responsibilities and required actions of key personnel within the building, such as Fire Wardens, in the case of an emergency.

This training ensures that all participants will be able to:

      o    Identify emergency incidents that may impact on their workplace;

      o    Define the terms used in emergency response organisations;

      o    Describe the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) for their workplace;

      o    Describe the role and responsibilities of the ECO members;

      o    Understand human behavior/response when involved in a crisis situation;

      o    Identify installed emergency control equipment and facilities;

      o    Define the role of emergency services;

      o    Recognise the dangers of fire/smoke.

Emergency Response Procedures Training:

There are many different types of emergencies for which all building occupants should be prepared. Evacuation from buildings may be necessary as the result of fire, explosion, chemical leak, structural fault, equipment failure or bomb threat. However, not all emergencies will result in the evacuation of a building. This module explains the appropriate responses to the variety of emergencies, which may be encountered in the workplace.

This training ensures that all participants will be able to:

      o    Identify the different types of emergencies that could occur in the workplace;

      o    Describe the appropriate response to different emergencies;

      o    Understand the different alarm processes to match the different types of emergencies and

      o    Follow emergency response procedures including use of MSDS, emergency contacts, lock-down and/or evacuation procedures.

This module includes Emergency Evacuation Procedures (EEP) training. It is recommended that it be accompanied by an Emergency Evacuation exercise including briefing, drill, debrief of EPC members and written report.

Emergency Evacuation Procedures (EEP) Training:

In order to avoid delay, confusion and possible injury in the event of an emergency, it is essential that evacuation procedures and organisational arrangements are well understood and regularly practiced, six monthly and annually, by all building occupants.

This training ensures that all participants will be able to:

      o    Identify the different types of emergencies that could occur in the workplace;

      o    Recognise those colleagues with specific responsibilities as members of the ECO;

      o    Understand the alarm process;

      o    Identify the emergency alert and alarm signals;

      o    Respond appropriately to given instructions and

      o    Follow emergency evacuation procedures.

This module can be accompanied by an Emergency Evacuation exercise for all employees including briefing, drill, debrief of EPC members and written report.

Use of Portable Fire Fighting Equipment Training:

The most prevalent type of emergency is a fire. All employees need to be made aware of the emergency procedures but in particular, the ECO members need to know how to combat a fire if safe to do so.

This module provides participants with the knowledge, confidence and simple steps to remember in combatting a fire in the workplace. It includes a practical component providing each participant with an opportunity to discharge a CO2 fire extinguisher on a small controlled fire.

This training ensures that all participants will be able to:

      o    Understand fire and its behaviour;

      o    Know the different types of fire that can occur;

      o    Know what fire fighting equipment to use with the different types of fire;

      o    Safely control a small fire in the workplace;

      o    Know their limitations and

      o    Know the limitations of their fire fighting equipment.