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Supported Residential Services Emergency Management Plan
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documents or letters generated by the Guide and must not represent themselves as employees or agents of DHS in their use of the Guide. and accept no responsibility for any loss. Disclaimer Supported Residential Services (‘SRS’) should seek their own advice about the Emergency Management Plan Guide and Sample Emergency Management Plan (‘Guide’) which is provided to assist SRS Proprietors to develop an Emergency Management Plan (‘Plan’) that is appropriate for their site. Sth Melbourne 3205 . The State of Victoria. health.au/srs Authorised by the State Government of Victoria. Department of Human Services. Melbourne Victoria © Copyright State of Victoria. Appropriate Workplace Emergency Response training and evacuation exercises are required to educate staff and residents on how to respond to a variety of emergency situations. SRS that use the Guide must ensure that the needs of their organisation and its residents are taken into account when using the Guide. DHS may update the Guide at its own discretion. Some aspects of the Guide such as the section on bushfires may not be relevant to some SRS.0 — 2008 Copyright The State of Victoria owns the Copyright for the Emergency Management Plan Guide.gov. Printed on sustainable paper by: Big Print 45 Buckhurst Street. SRS using the Guide do so at their own risk and accept responsibility for any actions arising from its use. Published by. DHS is not responsible for the provision of updates to the Guide. Also published on the Supported Residential Services website: www. SRS must not use the name of DHS. damage or claim arising out of any decision to apply this Guide to a particular situation. 2008 This publication is copyright.ii Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. Victorian Government Department of Human Services. Melbourne. No part may be reproduced by any process except in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968. The Guide may not include all of the information required by SRS when dealing with emergency situations. No responsibility is taken for failure to update the Guide and it is the responsibility of the SRS to ensure that the information contained in their Plan is up to date and reflects the current law and any guidelines issued by the State of Victoria.vic. 50 Lonsdale Street. or DHS letterhead on Plans. the Department of Human Services (‘DHS’) and Specialists On Safety make no representation that this Guide will be suitable for any particular situation.

0 Emergency contact telephone numbers 1.3 Description of workplace Resident profile Location 1.1 Emergency prevetion 3.0 Warden duties and responsibilities 2.4 Building safety features Raising an alarm Training 4 7 7 8 9 12 12 12 13 15 15 Section 2: Wardens 2.SRS Name Version 1.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan iii Table of Contents Preface Emergency Management Policy Policy for emergencies Aim of this plan Authority 1 2 2 2 2 Emergency Managment Plan Overview Version history Distribution List 3 3 3 3 Definitions Section 1: Fire Safety 1.5 Non-evacuation 2.2 Risk assessment 1.0 Types of emergencies 3.1 Chief Warden 2.7 Assembly areas 2.2 Typical hazards 3.1 Emergency control organisation 1.4 Evacution Use of lifts in emergency Evacuation packs 2.3 First Aid Officer 2.2 Area Warden 2.3 Actions for fire Fire in the SRS Fire extinguishers Fighting fire with extinguishers Using the extinguisher 21 21 21 22 22 22 24 24 25 .8 Visitors and contractors 16 16 16 17 17 17 18 18 19 19 19 20 Section 3: Procedures 3.6 Mobility impaired persons 2.

iv Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1.7 Hazardous substances 3.0 Site plan 4.4 Actions for bomb threats Written threat Telephone threat Suspicious objects Evaluating a threat Courses of action How to search Evacuation Mobility impaired persons 3.5 Action for threatening behaviour 3.12 Actions for bushfire 25 25 22 26 26 27 27 27 28 29 29 29 30 30 30 30 31 31 32 32 32 33 33 34 Section 4: Plans 4.1 Floor Plan 36 36 37 Section 5: Checklists Resident evacuation management Assistance required to evacuate form Bomb threat checklist Offender description form Chief Warden Medical incident report form Fire safety audit checklist Warden meetings record Warden training record Evacuation exercise record Evacuation exercise – Observers checklist Hot work permit procedure Material safety data sheets 38 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 49 50 54 .11 Medical emergencies 3.6 Action of armed hold-up Precautions During the Hold-Up After the hold-Up 3.0 — 2008 Fighting fire with blankets Fighting fire with hose reels 3.9 Natural disasters Earthquake Flood / Severe Storm 3.8 Gas leakage 3.10 Structural / building damage 3.

0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 1 Preface This Emergency Management Plan has been developed for SRS Name. UPON AMENDMENT OF THE PLAN. THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE MAINTAINED IN ITS ENTIRETY TO ENSURE PARTS OF THE PLAN DO NOT GO MISSING. all people on site may require evacuation. IMPROPERLY CONSTRUCTED VERSIONS CAN CAUSE CONFUSION DURING EMERGENCIES. NOTE THAT THIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN IS A CONTROLLED DOCUMENT AND SHOULD NOT BE COPIED FOR USE BY ANY PERSONS. and it is therefore necessary that these procedures are actively supported and adopted by all people in the SRS of this site. structures and workplaces. . The plan is based on recognised emergency management and risk management principles.SRS Name Version 1. Alterations to any part of the building or its usage will also initiate an immediate review of this plan. This plan will serve as a reference tool for staff with emergency management responsibilities on site. It is designed to identify the roles and responsibilities of staff in providing an effective response to an emergency through the Emergency Control Organisation (Chief Warden and Area Wardens). SRS Name recognise that this plan is greatly enhanced by the incorporation and support of training. ALL PERVIOUS COPIES MUST BE REMOVED AND DESTROYED. with assistance from the Emergency Control Organisation. References are made to the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and Australian Standard AS3745 – 2002 Emergency control organization and procedures for buildings. Coordination of training and evacuation exercises will be the responsibility of the proprietor. The procedures in this plan are designed to enable the safe evacuation of all people in the SRS. The Proprietor (or Chief Warden) shall review this plan yearly to ensure it remains current. evacuation plans and evacuation exercises. During an emergency. following their Workplace Emergency Response (Warden) training.

Staff shall be indemnified against civil liability resulting from practice or emergency evacuation of this building or site where those persons act in good faith and in the course of their duties. residents and people who visit our SRS. Aim of this plan The aim of the Emergency Management Plan is to raise the awareness of how to respond to an emergency situation. A successful response to an emergency will ensure all residents and staff are safe. enter. By being prepared. loss of life and damage to property can be reduced. use or work at this site. This plan forms part of the overall emergency preparedness and response.2 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. and that SRS Name can continue to provide ongoing service to all residents. the potential for injury.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Policy Policy for emergencies This Emergency Management Plan has been developed for SRS Name as part of our commitment to the safety of all who live. Our primary goal is to protect the life safety of all staff. evacuation plans and exercises to ensure the safety of people in the SRS and the surrounding community. Authority The Proprietor of SRS Name has given authority to implement the information provided within this plan to all staff on the premises at the time of an emergency. and should be used in conjunction with appropriate training. Authorised By: Name: Signature: Position: Date: ……/……/…… Implementation Date: Review Due Date: dd / mm / yyyy dd / mm / yyyy .

Consideration has been given to the Victorian Health Services Act 1988. Copies 1 Details First issue of the plan Distribution List Copy Master 1 2 Issued To Date of Issue dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy Issued By .SRS Name Version 1. Version history The following table shows the development of this plan.0 Pages 68 Effective From dd/mm/yyyy No.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 3 Emergency Management Plan Overview The Department of Human Services has contracted Specialists On Safety to provide this Emergency Management Plan Guide as part of their commitment to assist proprietors in meeting their obligations concerning fire safety and emergency management. and to build SRS sector emergency response capacity. Version 1. and the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004. the Health Services (Supported Residential Services) Regulations 2001.

Fire Brigades. A point of exit from an area that requires evacuation. Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) Emergency Planning Committee (EPC) Emergency Management Act 1986 Emergency Services Emergency Warning & Intercommunication System (EWIS) Emergency Warning System (EWS) Evacuation Exercise Evacuation Point . The results of each evacuation exercise should be documented. A building. It may or may not involve residents. fire sprinkler or break-glass alarm (note: this equipment may not all be installed in your workplace) A theoretical or practical exercise designed to test the ECO response to an emergency at the site. warehouses. structure and workplace CBR Emergency Definition A person who is in possession of an offensive weapon or instrument. A warning system that sounds an alarm throughout the workplace on activation of smoke alarms. An area within the building. but should include all staff (including night shift staff). Ambulance and State Emergency Services. Legislation provided for the organisation of emergency management in Victoria. such as a nominated area or another floor. including offices. where people in the SRS from the affected emergency area are initially protected from its impact.4 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. Biological or Radiological incident. where practicable. which may adversely affect persons or the community generally. factories. An area far enough away from the emergency that. public buildings. A combined emergency warning and intercommunication system that facilitates both way communications and control during an emergency. people in the SRS are protected from the physical impact of the emergency. Australian Standard 3745 – 2002 Emergency control organization and procedures for buildings. setting up of the ECO. and that allows for further movement away from potential sources of danger. Chemical. which is usually associated with some kind of terrorist activity Any event that arises internally or from external sources. A structured organisation that will initiate an appropriate response to emergency situations. structure or workplace. and which requires an immediate response. shopping centres and apartment buildings. Police. and arranging the appropriate training and evacuation exercises. structures and workplaces. A committee responsible for establishing an emergency management plan. and any issues should be reviewed to ensure the Emergency Management Plan is appropriate.0 — 2008 Definitions Term Armed Person AS3745 Assembly Area (External) Assembly Point (Internal) Building. structure or workplace that is occupied by people.

The Fire Indicator Panel is used to manage the building alarms. which may be activated by operation of a sprinkler. Indicates the existence of an option. A source of potential harm to people. An information resource from the manufacturer of a particular product designed to provide both staff and emergency personnel with the proper procedures for handling a particular substance. visual or auditory impairment . and gas or electricity meters. The FIP may also be programmed to shut down the air conditioning and gas supply. and maintain awareness by all people in the SRS of evacuation procedures and assembly areas. which is measured in terms of consequence and likelihood. structure or workplace which is not under threat from an emergency and from which people are able to evacuate to an external Assembly Area if necessary. Supported Residential Service An activity simulating an emergency event through activation of alarms and response by emergency personnel designed to test existing procedures. Heating. intellectual. The Owner of an SRS The chance of something happening that will have an impact upon objectives.who requires assistance during an emergency evacuation. The Standard Fire Orders and Emergency Contact Number may also be displayed on the Evacuation Procedures.SRS Name Version 1. Fire Indicator Panel Hazard HVAC Incident May Mobility Impaired Person Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 Proprietor Risk Safe Place Safety Shall Should Standard Fire Orders SRS Training Exercise . the external assembly areas. A person with a physical.either temporary or permanent . smoke alarm or thermal detector. property or the environment. An act to promote and improve standards for occupational health. safety and welfare. or release smoke doors. identify needs or inadequacies. where emergency equipment is located. or a situation with a potential to cause loss. A place of safety within a building. Ventilation and Air Conditioning system Any unplanned event which may cause the ECO to be activated. Denotes items that must be completed Denotes items which are recommended but not compulsory Six point procedures for responding to a fire emergency. including appropriate first aid. A state where the potential for harm to people or property is limited to an acceptable level.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 5 Term Evacuation Procedures Definition Floor plans that show the layout of the site.

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....................................................................................... you must include ‘0’ in front of each number!! Emergency Services Telephone Ambulance........000 State Emergency Service ............... Tel: 1111 1111 Water Provider......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... if you need to dial ‘0’ to get an external line............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 13 11 26 Interpreter Service (24 hours) .................................. 13 14 50 Tel: 1111 1111 Local Hospital ................................... Tel: 1111 1111 Local Doctor ...................................................................................... 13 23 60 Environment Protection Authority ..................... 9695 2777 Victorian Poisons Information Centre .........................................................SRS Name Version 1............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................000 Fire Brigade ........000 Victoria Police ............................................... 132 771 Tel: 1111 1111 Electricity Provider............................................................................. Contractors Fire Panel Fire Extinguishers Fire Blankets Exit Lighting Emergency Lighting Smoke Alarms Thermal Alarms contractor name contractor name contractor name contractor name Tel: 1111 1111 Tel: 1111 1111 Tel: 1111 1111 Tel: 1111 1111 DHS contact Authorised Officer DHS after hours contact name name Tel: 1111 1111 Tel: 1111 1111 ................................................................................................................................................................................ Utilities Gas Leaks (24 hours) ......................................................................................0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 7 Section 1: Fire Safety Section 1: Fire safety 1................... Tel: 1111 1111 Telephone Provider ..................................................................................... 13 25 00 General Emergency Contacts Worksafe Victoria . Tel: 1111 1111 Local Government........0 Emergency contact telephone numbers Remember.....................................................................................................................................................................................................

vests that shall be worn during any emergency or evacuation exercise. caps.0 — 2008 Section 1: Fire Safety 1. and will be identified by the following colours: CHIEF WARDEN AREA WARDENS WARDENS FIRST AID OFFICER White Yellow Red Green (with White Cross) Emergency Control Organisation Chief Warden name Telephone Tel: Warden Warden Warden Warden name name name name Tel: Tel: Tel: Tel: First Aid First Aid First Aid First Aid First Aid name name name name name Tel: Tel: Tel: Tel: Tel: .8 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1.1 Emergency Control Organisation The Emergency Control Organisation will be identified by hard hats.

including psychiatric issues (including acquired brain injury or other psychiatric disabilities. Bomb Threat Unlikely Major High SRS Name is not considered a specific target for a bomb threat. however consideration must always be given to the potential for a bomb threat to be used to disrupt the normal business of this site. such as dementia). assisting where safe and when trained to use the equipment. increase the potential for Personal Threats to staff. Resident characteristics. Appropriate training must support the use of this equipment for staff with an emergency management role. Planning for where to take residents during a bushfire is outlined in this plan. Consideration must be given to shutdown of HVAC. and consideration must be given to management of residents. The ECO should assess the potential impact at the time of an incident. Bushfire Unlikely Major High A bushfire may impact the SRS. Section 1: Fire Safety Emergency Management Plan 9 . There are easy areas of escape around the site for offenders to escape in vehicles or on foot.2 Risk assessment Consequence Major Extreme Rating Comments The building safety features reduce risk of a structural fire causing significant damage. Ventilation. Bomb Threats at neighbouring premises are also a realistic threat to this building – response to any external threat should be determined by the ECO at the time of the incident. Personal Threat Likely Moderate High A Personal Threat from residents or intruders is considered a high risk due to the potential (or perception) for cash and drugs to be kept on site.0 — 2008 1. Hazard Likelihood Fire (internal) Possible Fire (external) Possible Moderate High A fire in a neighbouring property has the potential to impact on SRS Name. Air Conditioning).SRS Name Version 1. Consideration must be given to shutdown of HVAC (Heating.

Earthquake Rare Major High This site is not in a known earthquake zone. Procedures contained within this plan provide directions for staff to follow in a flood. Procedures contained within this plan provide directions for staff to follow in a storm.0 — 2008 . but is considered high risk due to the impact if one does occur. The biggest potential is for localised flooding from burst sprinkler pipes. Roofing may be removed by high winds. surrounding properties or the surrounding public space is a high risk and may impact on the site. This plan will assist with actions to be taken by people in the SRS during a hazardous substances incident. Flood Unlikely Moderate Medium This site is not located in a known flood-prone area. and neighbouring properties are not known to have significant quantities of hazardous substances. Windstorm Unlikely Moderate Medium The potential for a windstorm causing damage at this site is Medium. causing minor building damage or localised flooding. SRS Name Version 1.Hazard Major Only small quantities of cleaning chemicals are kept on-site. This plan will assist with actions to be taken by staff during a gas leak incident. and is only considered a medium risk of flood. or falling trees may affect the building. Storm Likely Minor High A storm can potentially impact this site. Likelihood High Consequence Rating Comments 10 Emergency Management Plan Section 1: Fire Safety Hazardous Substances Unlikely Gas Leak Possible Moderate High The risk of a gas leak within SRS Name. Procedures contained within this plan provide directions for staff to follow in an earthquake. Procedures contained within this plan provide directions for staff to follow in a windstorm.

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SRS Name complies with current building regulations. If structural damage does occur, these procedures will provide direction to staff on appropriate actions.

Likelihood

Consequence

Rating

Comments

Structural Building Damage

Unlikely

Transport Accident

Possible

Moderate

High

SRS Name is located on a main road, and there is significant traffic that presents the risk of a transport accident. Trucks using the road at the front of the SRS increase the potential for a transport accident impacting people in the SRS or at this site.

Medical Emergency

Likely

Moderate

High

Trained first aid officers should provide the initial response to a medical emergency. Contact arrangements for nearest hospitals are contained in this plan, however an ambulance must be called for serious injuries that occur on-site. There is a medical centre close to the SRS if minor treatment is required. A Utility Outage will not provide any long-term impact on SRS Name. However, consideration must be given to safety, if no lighting is available, and we are unable to cook food on site. Business continuity procedures in case of power or gas failure should be implemented to highlight what this SRS will do during any prolonged outage. This SRS does not have significant quantities of money, drugs or electrical items that would make it a specific target for an Armed Hold-Up. Any issues between residents and family members may increase the potential for armed conflict, and should be assessed by staff at the time of an emergency.

Utility Outage

Likely

Minor

High

Armed Hold-Up

Unlikely

Moderate

Medium

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Evacuation Routes

Likely

Moderate

High

Consideration must be given to evacuation of SRS Name during an emergency. Communication is critical and different Assembly Areas may be used by people in the SRS depending on the event. Where possible and appropriate, internal assembly points should be used prior to external evacuation.

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1.3 Description of workplace
SRS Name is a single storey Supported Residential Service, with X Number of residents in X number of rooms. The SRS has staff on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with X number of staff on during the morning, X number on duty during the afternoon, and X number on overnight (Note: overnight staff are stand-up / sleep-over).

Resident Profile
This SRS provides accommodation and support to residents of varying ages, with similar requirements. Residents may require assistance with personal care, including ensuring medication is taken as required. Some residents may have physical or psychiatric disabilities (including acquired brain injury or other psychiatric disabilities, such as dementia) that require additional management during an emergency. These disabilities may also increase the potential for dangerous or fire lighting behaviour. Residents may come from different environmental and cultural backgrounds. Some residents may have English as a second language, and this should be considered when communicating with them during an emergency. Residents that may be affected by drugs or alcohol will also impact any communication of information during an emergency, and may reduce their capability to respond. Residents may be frail aged or mobility impaired, which means they will require assistance to evacuate during an emergency.

Location
The SRS is located on a main road, with a variety of businesses surrounding the property. Trucks regularly use the road at the front of the property to transport dangerous goods and hazardous substances. There is a hotel 100m to the South, and a service station on the opposite side of the road. Residential houses and units border the SRS at the rear, with no escape from the property at the back. There is a small carpark at the front of the SRS for staff and visitors. The local fire brigade is located at Number Name Street Suburb, and the normal response time is expected to be less than 8 minutes.

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1.4 Building safety features
Fire and emergency safety equipment is provided to assist in ensuring a safe environment for residents, staff, visitors and contractors. All staff should familiarise themselves with safety features and equipment within the building, and ensure that it is operational and/or useable at all times. (Please ✔ the following)

Fire Indicator Panel Sprinkler System Emergency Warning and Intercommunication System

Fire Hydrants Fire Hose Reels

Portable Fire Extinguishers Dry Chemical Water Carbon Dioxide

Fire Blankets

0 — 2008 Section 1: Fire Safety Emergency Lighting Break Glass Alarm Exit Signs Internal Stairs/ External Stairs Smoke Alarms Thermal Detectors Smoke Doors .14 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1.

They must be advised to act in accordance with the established procedures in a real emergency.) and activating a Break Glass Alarm.SRS Name Version 1. fire. smoke alarm or thermal alarm • Calling the Emergency Services on ‘000’ • Someone witnessing the emergency (ie. All training provided to Wardens should be recorded on the ‘Warden Training Record’ (pg 47). Skills maintenance ECO personnel shall meet at intervals not greater than six (6) months. and staff are reminded how to react to an emergency situation. These meetings shall be used to discuss changes in personnel. and all details of ECO meetings shall be recorded on the ‘Warden Meeting Record’ (pg 46). Training should be designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to undertake the duties assigned to their position to ensure they provide an appropriate response in real emergency situations. or when new wardens are nominated. In accordance with AS 3745 (2002) at least one evacuation exercise must be conducted every twelve (12) months. test these procedures and test occupant responses to emergency situations. identify new risks. gas leak. It is recommended an evacuation exercise occur every six (6) months to ensure as many people in the SRS as possible participate. Evacuation exercises All staff and residents are expected to participate in regular emergency evacuation exercises conducted at this SRS. analyse any incidents since the last meeting. etc. and be used as short skills maintenance sessions to maintain awareness and improve knowledge. an alarm can be raised by. • Automatic activation of the Emergency Warning System (EWS) due to activation of a sprinkler. The DHS Workplace Emergency Response Training DVD can be used as one tool to induct new staff on what to do in an emergency. or reporting it to a staff member • Manually alerting people in the SRS in the affected area Training During an emergency. prepare for Evacuation Exercises. the appropriate response is only achieved if all members of the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) and other people in the SRS are familiar with what is expected of them.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 15 Section 1: Fire Safety Raising an alarm When an emergency occurs on site. These meetings are included as part of the Annual Program. . Therefore an Annual Program of education. arrange necessary training. All details of evacuation exercises shall be recorded on the ‘Evacuation Exercise Record’ (pg 48). training and evacuation exercises should be scheduled to test the organisation. All staff should familiarise themselves with this Emergency Management Plan. and the Emergency Management Plan for this site. Warden Wardens will be required to attend appropriate training every two (2) years. warden role. Induction All new staff must be made aware of the building safety features.

Ensure any equipment used is returned to its original working condition. Notify the Proprietor or SRS Management. 10. all wardens shall be familiar with their duties and responsibilities. 1. a. 7. Communicate with Wardens. . or activate a Break Glass Alarm to alert all people in the SRS of an emergency. Evacuate the area c. 13.0 Warden duties and responsibilities The primary role of wardens in an emergency is to ensure life safety. clients. Ascertain the nature and scope of the emergency. Arrange debriefing for people in the SRS. Evacuate the building 3. 6. Following the Emergency. Coordinate evacuation to the nominated Emergency Assembly Area. the Chief Warden will. communicate with Wardens at the other Assembly Area to ensure all people in the SRS have been accounted for.16 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. taking any documents that may assist. No action required b. 11. When notified or becoming aware of an emergency affecting the site. and ensure all people in the SRS are accounted for. and are required to attend appropriate training every two (2) years. 4. 12. If multiple Emergency Assembly Areas are used. Advise the attending Emergency Services of any relevant information regarding the status of the emergency and the progress / result of evacuation. In order to react appropriately in emergency situations. Ensure the appropriate Emergency Services have been notified and coordinate any evacuation. Provide advise to Wardens and people in the SRS using the Emergency Warning and Intercommunications System or PA System. visitors or contractors where necessary (your DHS Authorised Officer can assist with contact details for local services).1 Chief Warden The Chief Warden will normally be the most senior staff member on shift. 9. 8.0 — 2008 Section 2: Wardens Section 2: Wardens 2. Assume control of all people in the SRS building until the emergency is over. Nominate an appropriate person to meet and direct the attending Emergency Services and control access to the building. 5. Ensure required reporting guidelines are met. Initiate the appropriate action. 2. 2. First Aid Officers should attend training annually to ensure they maintain competency. 14.

1. 3. the Area Warden will. including rooms. 6. Determine the nature and scope of the emergency. 4. In the instance of fire. Assist residents with evacuation to the internal Assembly Point or nominated Emergency Assembly Area. dining rooms.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 17 Section 2: Wardens 2. Assist with evacuation and treatment of all staff and residents in immediate danger. Communicate with the Chief Warden giving details of: a.4 Evacuation 1. Consider using fire fighting equipment (fire extinguisher or fire blanket) only if safe and trained to do so. 7. Evacuate the residents from immediate danger urgently. Raise the alarm by activating a Break Glass Alarm. All medical incidents that require response by a First Aid Officer should be recorded. 3. Assist with stopping any residents re-entering the SRS during the emergency.SRS Name Version 1. close doors. 4. when evacuating to the Emergency Assembly Area (to assist with accounting for all people in the SRS). Qualified First Aid Officers will: 1. Evacuate all people in the SRS from immediate danger. Mark checked areas by using chalk or a sticker on a door. As rooms are cleared. 2. Close doors after checking each room. Check all areas in the SRS. Any action taken c. Remember to take any documents. toilets. store rooms and kitchens. Raise the alarm by activating a Break Glass Alarm. Treat minor injuries at the Emergency Assembly Area. ensure doors are left open following the check of each area. offices. 2. Note: In the case of a bomb threat. 4. This can be done using the Medical Incident Report (pg 43). 6. such as visitor sign-in books. 2. 2. 2. Determine the nature and scope of the emergency. or advising staff in person. 3. lounge rooms. or advising staff and residents in person.2 Area Warden On discovery or notification of a fire or other emergency. if no specific organisational report is available. . 5. Whether further evacuation is required 5. This will assist in retarding both fire and smoke. keep everyone as low as possible. Ensure there are no obstructions leading to the Emergency Assembly Areas. The present situation b.3 First Aid Officer First Aid Officers perform a very important role during an emergency. 8. as they have the ability to provide immediate assistance before the arrival of the Emergency Services.

vest. Evacuation packs Evacuation Packs or a central location for all equipment required in an emergency should be available for wardens. lock away confidential files and shut down computers containing sensitive information. Torch. as all contact information will be contained in this Emergency Management Plan. If time and circumstance permit and return to the SRS is unlikely. 1. Ensure all new residents are made aware of these procedures and their responsibilities in an emergency. 9. at his/her discretion. Identification – cap. such as for flood. If safe. helmet.18 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. 2. and should include. Resident Details (Including required medication. Evacuation must be controlled by Wardens to ensure people in the SRS do not try to leave using the lifts. contractor or visitor refuses to comply with directions given by a Warden acting in their capacity during an emergency: a. may be life threatening. . 10. volunteers. only if safe. Notify the Chief Warden. Use of lifts in emergency SRS Name is equipped with internal lifts. People in the SRS must be reminded not to use lifts during an emergency. emergency contact information. The Chief Warden should ground lifts during an emergency to remove the risk of people in the SRS using them. This should be kept in an office or near an exit. 4. 6.0 — 2008 Section 2: Wardens 7. 8. 11. these items may be taken during evacuation. Remain at the Emergency Assembly Area until given the ‘all clear’ by Emergency Services to return to the building. First Aid kit. 7. who shall advise the Officer-In-Charge of the Emergency Service who. 5. Following any evacuation. Keys. Pen & paper. b. the Chief Warden will be able to contact any key stakeholders. may take the appropriate action under the Emergency Services Act 1986 to remove the person. Do not take bulky items or personal belongings when evacuating in an emergency. resident profile). resident. The Emergency Management Plan. Person refusing to comply with a Warden’s direction: When an employee. because the emergency situation. Ensure the person has been clearly advised they are required to evacuate the building. The Emergency Services will make a decision as to the safety of using the lifts to evacuate mobilityimpaired people in the SRS when they arrive. 3. Ensure computer server back-up tapes are collected during evacuation.

as leaving may expose them to greater risk. If evacuation to an external Emergency Assembly Area has occurred. Wardens must be aware of the access requirements of emergency services. Communication between members of the Emergency Control Organisation and the people in the SRS of a building is critical during an emergency. Type of emergency. the Chief Warden (or a Communications Officer) must keep people in the SRS informed of an emergency. all persons within the building are to make their way to the Internal Assembly Point. and maintain the safety of people in the SRS at all times. and what response is being undertaken. no person shall re-enter the building. In all emergencies. The nominated Assembly Areas for people in the SRS of SRS Name are: PRIMARY: SECONDARY: Consideration for evacuation further from the nominated Emergency Assembly Areas may be required to move people in the SRS to safety.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 19 Section 2: Wardens 2. mental or sensory impairment. must advise the Chief Warden of their needs.6 Mobility impaired persons A mobility-impaired person is a person with a physical.7 Assembly areas When advised by the Chief Warden or an Area Warden. Wind direction. due to mobility impairment. and advise the Chief Warden of the current situation. Any occupant who requires assistance during an emergency evacuation. 2.SRS Name Version 1. either temporary or permanent. . at the time of an emergency. wardens will control evacuation to the external Emergency Assembly Areas. as the emergency is contained to a specific area within the building. Location of the emergency. If further evacuation is required. Wardens must ensure people in the SRS are accounted for using staff lists and visitor sign-in book. and kept with the Emergency Management Plan. The ‘Assistance Required to Evacuate’ (pg 39) form should be completed for any person in an SRS that will require assistance. In this case. There may also be cases where full evacuation of the building is not required. The selection of the appropriate Emergency Assembly Area will be made by the Chief Warden. who requires assistance during an emergency.5 Non-Evacuation Some external emergencies may result in people in the SRS of this building being advised to stay inside. as opposed to evacuating. taking into account: 1. 3. When utilising the Emergency Assembly Areas. and Area Warden or Warden should evacuate any people in the SRS in immediate danger. and whether it is safer to evacuate people in the SRS of this building or to remain on site. 2. 2. The procedures for assisting mobility-impaired persons should be discussed with the individuals concerned. The Chief Warden will make a decision regarding remaining in the building. The Chief Warden may seek advice from the Emergency Services regarding an external emergency.

should follow the procedures for visitors. or servicing equipment. The visitor must follow Warden instructions during any emergency. This includes signing the visitor book to ensure there is a record that they are on site. During an emergency.20 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. contractors working in the SRS will be included in an emergency evacuation. Contractors conducting minor works on SRS layout.8 Visitors and contractors All visitors are the responsibility of SRS Name and the person they are visiting. SRS Name will consider the impact of any work being conducted at this site. must proceed to the Emergency Assembly Area.0 — 2008 Section 2: Wardens 2. Control of hot works. and in the event of an emergency evacuation. . and management of contractors during an emergency. and signing out when they leave the site. (especially if working in isolation of other people in the SRS) will ensure they are included in any evacuation.

3. until facilities are restored to the affected area. 10. Bushfire. 14. . Biological or Radiological Incident. and must be readily accessible at all times. 11. This site or a part thereof may no longer be operational following the above emergencies. 2. Personal threat. Access / exit pathways must be kept clear of obstructions. 2. A clean and orderly workplace is a key factor in accident. but nonetheless may affect the ability to continue with ‘normal’ operations include: 18.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 21 Section 3: Procedures Section 3: Procedures 3. 19. Gas leak. Good housekeeping is the ongoing maintenance of your workplace and access / exit pathways. 16. Fire in an adjacent building.SRS Name Version 1. 3. or a Warden. 12. Natural disaster. All electrical. Utility outage. a Manager. 5. Flood. Civil disorder (riot or protest). It is essential that all people in the SRS report any matters that they consider as a potential hazard in the workplace to their Occupational Health and Safety Representative. Transport accident. 5. gas and solid fuel appliances must be inspected and regularly serviced. 3. Building sustaining structural damage. 9. 4. which may not result in urgent evacuation. Internal Emergency. injury and fire prevention. Preventing emergencies in this building is the responsibility of all people in the SRS. Hazardous substance contamination. Less serious emergencies. 6. and relocation to an alternate location may be required. Communications failure. 8. Fire fighting equipment must not be obstructed in any way. or 17. Chemical. Medical emergency. 6. 7. by direction of the Emergency Services. Bomb threat.0 Types of Emergencies A full or partial evacuation may be instigated as a result of any of the following: 1. 4. 7. 15. Water leak.1 Emergency prevention 1. 13. Fire or explosion in the building.

2 Typical hazards 1. depending on the circumstances of the fire (including location and time of day). Missing. exit signs or impairing access to emergency equipment and alarms. 2. Ensure the Emergency Services are notified (even if you have Alarm Signalling Equipment attached to your Fire Indicator Panel. Collect the Visitor Sign-In book. Their immediate surroundings should be kept neat and tidy. every alarm must be responded to as if it is a real emergency. All staff and residents should exercise the greatest care in the use of matches. Any accumulation of litter which may increase the danger of fire.3 Actions for fire Fire in the SRS When fire or smoke is discovered in the SRS. Evacuate residents and staff from immediate danger.0 — 2008 Section 3: Procedures 3.22 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. 4. 10. Use visitors or other people in the SRS to assist. Only after proper investigation should an alarm be declared as being false. 6. Approval will only be granted in special circumstances. boxes. 3. Passageways and stairwells not kept free from obstructions. staff and visitors have evacuated. 2. electrical appliances and other possible sources of ignition. A sprinkler activating will alert Wardens to the presence of fire. 1. 8. and only minimal quantities may be allowed. obstructing exits. 6. with all necessary items for residents. Faulty electrical wiring or appliances. equipment. 3. offices. start with ambulant residents who are able to self-evacuate. decorative items. 5. etc. The response to fire or smoke may vary in order. Wardens must give priority to life safety. which will also activate the Alert Tone through the Fire Indicator Panel. The storage of any articles in fire hose reel and electrical cupboards. If evacuating the entire SRS. Wardens may be alerted to smoke through the activation of a smoke alarm. . Close doors to reduce the spread of smoke and contain the fire. Any furniture. 7. 3. Incorrect storage of flammable liquids or hazardous substances. which will also activate the Alert Tone through the Fire Indicator Panel. only if safe to do so. The way to a safe workplace is through the implementation of safe work practices combined with formal emergency procedures and the relevant staff training. 7. as required and if capable. Regardless of whether your SRS has a history of false alarms. Conduct a search of all rooms. 9. Collect the Evacuation Pack. The keeping of flammable liquids in resident rooms is not permitted unless expressed permission has been obtained from management. Assist any person in immediate danger. Wardens (staff) must respond immediately. 5. 4. common areas to ensure all residents. defective or discharged fire extinguishers. Proceed to the Assembly Area and remain there until the ‘All Clear’ is provided by the Emergency Services. portable heaters.

Wiring B C E F Type of Fire Ordinary Combustibles Paper.0 — 2008 Portable Fire Extinguisher Guide Class Class Class Class Class A Flammable Liquids – Petrol. Oils. Grease Flammable Gases – LPG. Natural Gas Cooking Oils & Fats COMMENTS Electrical – Computers. wood DRY CHEMICAL AB(E) YES YES LIMITED MOST SUITABLE YES YES LIMITED YES YES YES YES LIMITED NO YES NO NO NO YES NO MOST SUITABLE YES LIMITED NO B(E) NO Check to determine if the Dry Chemical extinguisher is AB(E) or B(E) CARBON DIOXIDE LIMITED Not suitable for use outdoors FOAM YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO YES NO NO Dangerous if used on Electrical fires WATER YES Isolated the power supply where possible WET CHEMICAL YES Do Not use on Electrical fires HOSE REEL YES Use only on Class A fires A Fire Blanket can also be used on Cooking Oil fires Section 3: Procedures Emergency Management Plan 23 FIRE BLANKET NO .SRS Name Version 1.

0 — 2008 Section 3: Procedures Fire extinguishers Most fires. 8. on a small scale and if quickly detected. 9. 12. 4. or the fire becomes too large. leave and close the door behind you. 13. can be controlled. 6. If in doubt read the instructions. Ensure the fire is extinguished. 10. Ensure someone has alerted the Fire Brigade. 14. Be sure you know how to use the extinguisher. Warn everybody in the immediate vicinity. It is essential that the correct type of equipment be selected for use with the class of fire that is anticipated. Fighting fire with extinguishers There is no one type of equipment that is equally suitable and desirable for use on all classes of fire. This site is equipped with Dry Chemical and Water extinguishers. Select right type of extinguisher. 7. Try to remain calm and think. . Direct extinguisher agent at the base of the fire not at smoke. 15. Portable fire extinguishers are designed precisely for this purpose. 5. A guide to the type of fire each extinguisher can be used on is provided on Page 23. 1. Have another person back you up with another extinguisher. 3.24 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. Do not get too close to the fire. If you do not think the fire extinguisher will successfully put the fire out. Determine type of fire and exact location. There are different types of extinguishers that may be used very effectively over a wide range of fires. 2. Do not panic. Keep low to avoid smoke. Where possible keep the doorway at your back or behind you. Instruct someone to advise the Chief Warden. 11.

Fire hose reels are only to be used on Class A fires. Remember. People in the SRS with little or no training in using hoses should not attempt to use them. Walk briskly to the fire — NEVER run. 4. 2. Approach fire with arms straight and using the blanket for protection. Remove the extinguisher from the wall. Remember to turn on the water supply at the reel before running out the hose. . 5. 1. Fighting fire with hose reels Fire hose reels are primarily used by professional fire fighters and people in the SRS who have been highly trained in its use. A and B fires. Gently lower blanket onto fire by bending legs and keeping head at hand level. and leave appliances until the fire brigade arrives. one to run out the hose and one to ensure hose runs off reel freely and is not caught around doors/corners). Use the correct extinguisher for the class of fire. 6. (i. Do not remove a pot from the stove until it cools down.SRS Name Version 1. 4. etc.e. Remember the acronym PASS when operating the extinguisher. proceed as trained. Whenever possible. Never attempt to carry a hot cooking pot out of the kitchen. 2. Leave the fire blanket on the pot or appliance. Turn off the source of the heat. P A S S Pull the pin Aim the extinguisher at the base of the fire Squeeze the trigger Sweeping motion at base of fire Fighting fire with fire blankets Fire blankets may be used on small electrical appliance fires and flammable liquid containers such as deep fat fryers. 3. They can also be used for clothing fires. 7. the primary role of Wardens in an emergency is to ensure life safety.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 25 Section 3: Procedures Using the extinguisher 1. Do not use on electrical fire or flammable liquids. 3. If you have training and/or are confident in using a hose reel. two people should be used to run out a hose reel. Grasp blanket by fitted tabs and wrap hands into blanket. Fire blankets are designed for small Class F. Remove fire blanket from container and carry to the fire. Call the Fire Brigade. The water is capable of being turned on and off at the nozzle.

Written threat 1. leave your phone off the hook. As each threat is different it is almost impossible to have a detailed procedure for each contingency. Visual distractions. Lopsided or uneven envelopes. 11. 2. Misspelling of common words. attract the attention of a fellow worker. Keep the written threat. evaluate a course of action. 5. Rigid envelope. Use the bomb threat check list provided. Contact a Warden or a Manager immediately. Unusual odour. please follow fire evacuation procedures (2. . 2. Restrictive markings such as confidential or personal. 9. 10. DO NOT PANIC. Excessive securing material such as masking tape or string. 6.0 — 2008 Section 3: Procedures 3.7—page 16). 8. Oily stains or discoloration. Excessive weight. These procedures are designed to assess the level of the threat and on the information available. NOTE: In the case of building evacuation due to bomb threat.4 Actions for bomb threats Bomb threats are frequently used to disrupt business or cause alarm. Granular contents. Protruding wires / tin foil. If possible. What to do DO NOT TOUCH DO NOT COVER DO NOT MOVE DO NOT DISTURB IN ANY WAY Telephone threat Complete the ‘Bomb Threat Checklist’ (page 46) 1. 7. All persons handling mail that is either delivered or received through the post should be conscious of the following: 1. DO NOT HANG UP THE PHONE. Keep the caller on the line as long as possible. 4. 3. Foreign mail. After caller has hung up on you. 5. 2. air mail and special delivery. including any envelope or container. 12. The threats can generate a great deal of panic in a very short time.26 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. 3. 4.

if a bomb is found. to do nothing. location and type of device is given. Do not use a mobile phone within immediate vicinity (20m radius). Listen carefully for any background noises. Complete the Bomb Threat Checklist and hand it to the Chief Warden or your manager. 4. 7. The Chief Warden may consider this option appropriate if assessing the threat as low. speech mannerisms. 5. Immediately after the bomb threat. 13. The Chief Warden must be absolutely certain that it is a malicious call or a prank. and there are no other significant factors. a call made in a calm. keep your answer as short as possible. your manager and notify the Police. 3. and accents that might give a clue to the age. 9. If you are advised of a suspect item on site. On the other hand. Suspicious objects 1. If asked for a response. Evacuate on advice of Emergency Personnel or Police. the Chief Warden MUST adopt one of the other options. Search — Then Evacuate If Suspicious Object Is Found This choice means that people will be in the building for a longer period if there is a bomb present. or one is found. when receiving a threat that you perceive as low-risk. 8. . If there is nothing found. Emergency Personnel and Police must consider the level of the threat and decide on the appropriate action. Be sympathetic and do not abuse caller. contact Emergency Personnel (Wardens or a Manager) who will advise Police. they can be evacuated away from the danger. Wardens should contact appropriate authorities who will advise what action to take. the call may have been made by a child with laughter in the background. The threat may be assessed as: NON-SPECIFIC THREAT or LOW RISK For example. perhaps by someone where specific details regarding timing. sex and location of the caller. If the item is located do not touch or move it. If there is any doubt.SRS Name Version 1. Evaluating a threat Following a bomb threat. All doors and exit points should remain open.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 27 Section 3: Procedures 6. and try to ascertain the location of the bomb and the expected time of explosion. SPECIFIC THREAT or HIGH RISK For example. Do not attempt to locate the bomb or remove it. the Chief Warden may then feel that the building can be declared safe. contact the Chief Warden. or where little details are received. Courses of action Disregard Threat It may be tempting. 11. 10. Let the caller finish the message. 2. 12. deliberate manner.

When searching for suspicious objects following a bomb threat. b) waist to head level.28 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. even if a suspicious object is found. A second object could remain undiscovered if the search is terminated after finding a suspicious object. Wardens should look for anything: • that should not be there • that cannot be accounted for • that is out of place If a suspicious object is found Wardens are instructed: • not to touch it • not to move it All occupied and normally non-occupied areas should be searched. especially where there is a possibility of imminent explosion. The Police will often request a search to be conducted by the building staff in the SRS. 2. 2. Wardens should: 1. Police will not know what should be in a particular place and what should not. without conducting a search. Appropriate in situations considered to be high risk. along with public or common areas. look.0 — 2008 Section 3: Procedures Search — Partial Evacuation This is where only the search team (Emergency Personnel) and essential staff remain. the building should be evacuated as quickly as possible. conduct a passive search only (ie. don’t touch). c) head level to ceiling 4. using chalk. Police are unlikely to know the layout of the premises and the various places in which a device can be concealed. a) floor to waist level.). Evacuate Immediately Without Search In the event of a call that the Chief Warden considers to be high risk. stickers. Be aware that the search of all areas should continue until complete. How to search Police will not normally search a building following receipt of a bomb threat for two reasons: 1. Wardens should be directed to conduct a search of their floor / area and report the location and description of any suspicious item. mark the zone as clear (eg. . The Chief Warden may deem this option appropriate when the level of threat is considered moderate. toilets and reception areas. All building Wardens are instructed in Bomb Threat Strategy and procedures during their routine training. etc. If a search is decided upon. 3. systematically check the area as follows. Staff will know and be able to search more thoroughly. listen for any unusual sounds.

Advise the Chief Warden that the floor has been evacuated. Chief Warden / Manager 1. the procedures are similar to an evacuation for a fire (2. 4. 4. a situation may arise when you have to deal with verbal abuse. Wardens should ascertain the location of any mobility-impaired persons in the building. 3. etc. 2. Request Police to attend and advise the offending person of same. Direct staff. 4.5 Action for threatening behaviour At times. an area or the complete evacuation of the site is required. and remain there until directed it is safe to return to the building by Emergency Services personnel. 3.0 Warden Duties and Responsibilities – Page 16–18) Wardens are to: 1. it may be necessary to use a specific exit or escape route. request the offending person to leave the building. call the Police immediately. 1. This may cause a great deal of distress to people in the SRS. storerooms. clients. substance affected behaviour. 6. Note: If a suspicious object has been found. If there is a perceived threat to life or well being. Do not let people in the SRS re-enter the building. the Chief Warden should arrange for mobility impaired persons to be removed from their work location to the Emergency Assembly Area. visitors and contractors to the nearest exit and guide them to the external Emergency Assembly Area. kitchen and all other spaces. from residents or visitors.SRS Name Version 1. 5. 5. If a decision is made to evacuate the building. 2. Defuse the Situation 1. 3.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 29 Section 3: Procedures Evacuation If the evacuation of a floor. Conduct a final check of the floor / area to ascertain all areas are clear. in a polite manner. in a polite manner. 3. threatened violence. away from the object. Inform the manager or senior staff member of the situation. request the offending person to leave. Check all areas including rooms. 2. If no solution is available. away from the building. offices. Identify if a suitable solution to the cause of the problem can be found. toilets. Obtain information from staff involved and offer a suitable solution (if available). Mobility impaired persons On receipt of a bomb threat notification. If not. volunteers. . taking personal items with you. Inform other staff of the situation. Ensure all internal doors. Proceed to the nominated external Emergency Assembly Area. except fire doors. are left open if possible. Organise debriefing for affected staff and/or people in the SRS when the incident is over.

Complete the ‘Offender Description Form’ (see page 41) Armed offenders are not commonly apprehended while committing a crime. Be aware of people loitering. Keep witnesses there until Police arrive. Advise a Warden or Manager if you see anyone acting strangely or suspiciously. the type of car. Under no circumstances should staff or residents place themselves in further danger During the hold-Up 1. 5. If told to hand over money. 2. 3. Notice the offenders mannerisms. 5. or doors to private areas. Record Police and security telephone numbers and keep them close to the telephone.0 — 2008 Section 3: Procedures 3. Do not take any action to excite the person. Obey all instructions given by the offender. 3. 9. 2. so Police rely heavily on factual information supplied by witnesses. If safety permits.30 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. Try to be observant. colour. 7. . 6. do not allow other staff. clothing and speech. locked from external access. Working to a system is always effective and staff should develop a systemised approach to observing the offender. Valuable items kept in drawers or a safe should be locked at all times when not being used. If safe. Be courteous and talk to the person and answer any questions asked. 10 . Try to remain calm. As the offender leaves. Lock yourself in. 4. 5. Be knowledgeable about the location and operation of all security and duress alarms or procedures used for your organisation. 6. Keep the ‘Offender Description Form’ (Page 41) available and know how to complete them correctly. raise the alarm. Do not make any sudden movements. residents or visitors into the area. Keep cash in office / on site to a minimum. 4. 8. 8. 6. 2. Keep unused doors. 7. Do not touch any area the offender has touched. 3. After the hold-Up 1.Try not to involve other staff in the hold-up. registration. gauge height against something on the wall or door. 4.6 Action for armed hold-up Precautions 1. Cordon area off. observe which direction the offender goes. give out coins and small notes first.

Control the movement of people in the SRS to the Emergency Assembly Area (if required). 8. Remain at the Emergency Assembly Area until advised by emergency services. Most guns have a brand name or logo prominently displayed on the handle or barrel. Call the Fire Brigade on ‘000’ and notify the Chief Warden. Remain at the Emergency Assembly Area until advised by emergency services. and most fake guns look more real than the original. 2. 7. Shut down the air conditioning to prevent the spread of any flammable and/or toxic gasses. check for that identification. 6. 3. Do not attempt to re-enter the affected area. 5.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 31 Section 3: Procedures It is difficult for those not familiar with firearms to give an accurate description of a weapon. 7. 3. Turn off the electrical supply. Control the movement of people in the SRS to the Emergency Assembly Area (if required). Notify the fire brigade on ‘000’. 3. Remove any ignition sources (if safe to do so). 2. . 4. Ensure that the Chief Warden is notified. Notify all persons in the building to evacuate. under instruction from the Chief Warden. 4. If circumstances permit. under instruction from the Chief Warden (Ensure Emergency Assembly Area is 200 metres clear of the hazard). 3. Evacuate all persons in immediate danger. 5. Isolate the gas supply at the source (if safe to do so). If the spill is a suspected flammable material: 1.8 Gas leakage In the event of a gas leak: 1. central heating and recirculation fans. 3. Never assume that the gun used is a fake! Many of the more unusual brands of guns look like toys. Provide as much information about the hazardous material as possible. Ventilate the area with fresh air if possible.SRS Name Version 1. Look for distinguishing marks or scratches on the weapon. Turn off air conditioning. Report to the Chief Warden regarding any actions taken.7 Hazardous substances If the spill may give off toxic or noxious fumes: 1. Do not attempt to re-enter the affected area. Remain at the Emergency Assembly Area until further advised by emergency services. Control the evacuation to the Emergency Assembly Area (if required). 2. 6. 4. (Ensure the Emergency Assembly Area that is upwind is used) 5. Remove all ignition sources (if safe to do so).

Try to remain calm. After the storm passes. 3. etc. light fittings. 5. Generally. Do NOT use telephones straight away. Notifying the relevant authorities. gas leaks. The Chief Warden should call emergency Personnel into action as soon as possible after the earthquake. Once the tremor has stopped. Switching off electric power to appliances. water and gas services. Conducting a search of the site. or move to an internal corner of a room. Outside the building. Report to the Chief Warden regarding the status of the people in the SRS’ safety. Assessing damage to the building or site. 7. if safe to do so. Flood / Severe Storm 1. or structural damage has occurred as a result of the storm. remain in the building and keep away from windows. 4. if safe to do so. Do NOT use vehicles unless there is an emergency. Keep away from mirrors. 6. evaluate the need to evacuate if uncontrolled fires. 7. If possible. such as outdoor furniture. Protect valuables and disconnect electrical equipment — cover and / or move this equipment away from external windows. Do NOT go sightseeing (ie. . 4.32 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. Restrict the use of the telephone to emergency calls only (this includes e-mails). you should not attempt to run from the building.0 — 2008 Section 3: Procedures 3. If necessary. During a severe storm. 3. Move away from the windows and outside walls. sit down and protect your face and head. 5. 5. Their duties include: 1. looking at damage in other areas). It is safer for you to remain in the building. if you are in a building when the earthquake strikes. Initiating controlled evacuation by Area Wardens (if required). Isolate / shut off electricity. 3. 4. bookcases and other furniture which may fall or slide. Utilise boards and sand bags if required. 2. tape windows and glass entrances. Ensuring First Aid is given to those injured. Basic guidelines for earthquakes are as follows: 1. 2. 6.you become aware of the building shaking or of a severe tremor. However.9 Natural disasters Earthquake Earthquakes strike without warning . 2. Secure windows (close curtains and blinds) and external doors. take cover under a desk from falling debris. look around for injured persons and reassure others on your floor. away from buildings. 6. you could be met with falling debris. Store or secure all loose items external to the building. unless reporting serious injury. the safest place to be is in the open.

Stay alert Notify 1. if safe to do so. Senior Manager 3. 3.11 Medical emergencies Action for Medical Emergencies Medical emergencies such as a cardiac arrest. 3. 4.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 33 Section 3: Procedures 3.10 Structural / Building damage The Chief Warden should call emergency Personnel into action as soon as possible after structural / building damage is found. 3. a major epileptic seizure. . If you witness a medical emergency Remain calm 1. Do not hang up before the ambulance operator has received all the relevant information required from you. State the nature of the situation. Assessing damage to a building or the site. Their duties include: 1. 2. 5. 2. Chief Warden 4. a severe asthma attack or numerous other situations may produce a great deal of panic and anxiety for staff who are not accustomed to handling such situations. CONTACT THE AMBULANCE SERVICE BY PHONING ‘000’. remaining with them will provide comfort and reassurance until the ambulance arrives.SRS Name Version 1. Area Warden Remain at the location until the arrival of the ambulance If the affected person is conscious. 4. Initiating controlled evacuation by Area Wardens (if required). First Aid Officer 2. Warden / First Aid Officer Alert senior management of incident and possible need for debriefing. Give your name and the contact telephone number. Conducting a search for further damage. Notifying the relevant authorities. Give the correct address of the location.

such as any Emergency Recovery Centres that may have been established.12 Actions for bushfire If your SRS is located in a Bushfire prone area. sick or drunk What to do if exposed to blood Immediate Action Broken skin: Eye Contamination: Blood in Mouth: Encourage bleeding of punctures or cuts and wash area thoroughly with soap and water Rinse eyes with lots of water and saline If blood gets in your mouth. 2. Listen to ABC Radio. High Fire Risk Days When a day of Total Fire Ban is declared for the part of Victoria where your SRS is located. report all needle stick injuries and all contact of blood to open wounds. or check the CFA or DSE websites. They will assess the risk and the need for testing for blood borne viruses. 3. Always wear gloves when dealing with blood. as they provide regular updates on current emergencies. or has grassland in the surrounding area. you should implement these procedures. During summer.0 — 2008 Section 3: Procedures To Prevent Contact with Infectious Diseases 1. eyes and mouth to Management. Obtain information regarding any fires in your area through the Bushfire Information Line (1800 240 667). 4. . Staying during a bushfire should not be an option that is considered by any SRS. Provide a Sharps container for disposal of needles and syringes. Call resident’s Emergency Contact to advise them of the potential danger. you should implement these procedures. as outlined above. waste and spillages. 6. or if there is a bushfire near your SRS. If you need to relocate residents to another facility. See a medical practitioner as soon as possible. 3. 5. when the temperature regularly exceeds 35 degrees and there is a strong wind (especially a Northerly). you should have additional procedures in place to be able to react when the risk is high. Take the necessary precautions when dealing with a medical emergency where the person may be bleeding. and will take appropriate action.34 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. 4. Contact your Local Government Authority to ascertain what assistance they can provide. spit it out and rinse mouth out with water Reporting After carrying out the appropriate first aid. Ensure staff remain clear of areas exposed to blood. 1. waste or spillages until fully cleaned. prepare early and leave before the emergency is affecting your SRS. 2. 3.

should: 1. Remove combustible material from around the outside of the SRS. Maintain communication with the Proprietor or Manager as required. 2. 3. 4. 9. and put out fires with mops and water in buckets. 13. connect hoses to outside taps and put out any spot fires. 6. Stay inside the SRS as long as possible – only go outside after you are sure the fire has passed. When the fire has passed. acting on information provided by the Emergency Services and in conjunction with the Proprietor. Leaving the SRS 1. Call resident’s Emergency Contact (where time permits) to advise them of the action being taken. with heavy boots if possible. 10. 2. Do not return to the SRS until you receive the ‘All Clear’ from the Emergency Services. including gloves. The Chief Warden. such as water. resident’s medication. block roof gutters and fill with water.SRS Name Version 1. 4. If time permits. Monitor the SRS for any penetration of embers or smoke. Advise staff and residents of the actions being taken. Prepare garden hoses to use once the fire front has passed. take residents to a burnt area into the direction of the wind. Fill buckets with water and wet brooms or mops to assist with putting out embers or spot fires. 3. 3. Follow any advice from the Emergency Services. you must act on any instructions provided by Emergency Services regarding the safety of staff and residents. contact them when the danger has passed to advise it is safe to return to the SRS. 8. Dress in clothing that covers all skin. 5. a fire extinguisher and fire blanket to use while away from the SRS. Close all windows and curtains. Take the Evacuation Pack. 11. If any residents have been residing with family or relatives during the bushfire. 2. snacks. If you must evacuate the SRS. Place wet towels under any external door. Staying in the SRS 1. 12. at the furthest point from the direction the fire is coming (with consideration for their ongoing medical requirements and nutrition). Transport residents to the designated Recovery Centre. Use information from the Bushfire Information Line or ABC Radio to determine the best route away from the SRS. with all necessary information. Take additional items. . to help keep out heat and smoke. 7. Assemble residents in a suitable room. 5. 6. Decide whether to evacuate or remain in the SRS. so that the fire is moving away from the group.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 35 Section 3: Procedures Fire Close to the SRS If there is a fire close to your SRS.

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38 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1.0 — 2008 Section 5: Checklists Section 5: Checklists Resident Evacuation Management Resident Name: Room Number: Medication Required: Emergency Contact: Procedure to Follow: Resident Name: Room Number: Medication Required: Emergency Contact: Procedure to Follow: Resident Name: Room Number: Medication Required: Emergency Contact: Procedure to Follow: Resident Name: Room Number: Medication Required: Emergency Contact: Procedure to Follow: Resident Name: Room Number: Medication Required: Emergency Contact: Procedure to Follow: .

.... asthma..SRS Name Version 1.)  Pregnancy  Other temporary reason please explain  Other reason please explain Note: If your condition changes at any time and you no longer require assistance to evacuate in an emergency (ie.. /. etc.. /...0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 39 Section 5: Checklists Assistance Required to Evacuate Form If you require assistance to evacuate the SRS in an emergency. please notify your Manager or Chief Warden as soon as possible.... please complete this form and return it to the Manager or Chief Warden.... heart condition. if reason was pregnancy... etc.)... Signature: Date: . ..... or broken leg. Name: SRS Address: Telephone: I require assistance to evacuate in an emergency due to: (please ✔)  Disability  Illness (ie..

. /...... Follow all directions given by a Warden... To avoid inappropriate actions.. Time: am / pm Duration of call: Number called: Your number: Your Name (print): Signature: ..... /.... do not inform other persons.....40 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. Date: ..0 — 2008 Section 5: Checklists Bomb threat checklist Try to record the exact wording of the threat Ask the following questions: • When is the Bomb going to explode? • Where did you put the Bomb? • When did you put it there? • What does the Bomb look like? • What kind of Bomb is it? • What will make the Bomb explode? • Did you place the Bomb? • Why did you place the Bomb? • What is your name? • Where are you now? • What is your address? • Estimate: Age years Accent – (specify) D O Voice Speech N O T Manner H A N G Telephone U P Background  Man  Woman  Child  Unknown  Fast  Slow  Distinct/Cultured  Impeded  Stutter  Nasal  Hesitant  Other  Calm  Angry  Emotional  Loud  Soft  Pleasant  Raspy  Intoxicated  Other  Local  STD  Trunk  Public  Private  Mobile  Music  Talk  Typing  Children  Traffic  Machines  Aircraft  Trains  Other D O N O T H A N G U P Notify any Emergency Personnel.

4. Please indicate the correct response..0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 41 Section 5: Checklists Offender description form Notes for completion: 1. 3.. /.. /. write “UK”... 2. 5.. No consultation should take place when completing the form. If unknown. Premises name: Location: Offence:  Robbery  Theft  Assault  Other: Compiler's details: Surname: Date: .... (home): (work): Address: Employer:  M  10-15 Was called:  F  15-20  Thin  20-25 B u i l d   a e g   Fat Medium 30-35 25-30 Sounded like: Type Large 35-40 Approx Weight: 40+ Approx Age: name  Grey  Sandy  Straight  Wavy  Dreadlock ft in Green Zone Colour  Black  Brown  Blonde cm’s hair   Afro Long Length Condition  Medium  Bald  Clean  Greasy  Scruffy  Thick  Curly  Shaved  Short  Thinning Yellow Zone height Type Red Zone Colour  Black  Brown  Blue  Grey  Green  Deep Set  Narrow  Bulging eyes   Wide Bushy Eyebrows Eyeglasses  Joined  Thick  Clear  Plastic  Tinted  Metal  Squint  Thin  Shaved  Dark . Day: Time: am / pm Occupation: Given Name(s): Contact No...... Use a separate form for each person. The form is to be completed by staff and bystanders IMMEDIATELY AFTER AN INCIDENT.. A senior officer is to collect the forms and pass them on to police.SRS Name Version 1.

..42 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1............ Time of incident: am / pm Who reported incident to you? How was incident reported to you? What time did YOU receive the report? am / pm What time did you contact the emergency service(s)? am / pm Who else did you contact? What actions were taken? At what time? am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm What time did the evacuation commence? How many people evacuated? Was evacuation completed? Explain: What time was evacuation completed?  Yes  No Details: Were there any injuries? Yes  No  What time was the all clear given? Were there any Near misses? Yes  No  What could have been done better? Main points from debrief sessions: Date: Debrief Wardens: Debrief Staff / People in the SRS: Action to be taken: ........ Time: am / pm am / pm ..... /...............0 — 2008 Section 5: Checklists Chief warden—Incident report form Type of incident: Date of incident: ... ... /.... /. /.... /............. /....

.............. Start Time of Treatment: Sex:  Male  Female Casualty Name: Home Address: Telephone: Employer/Next of kin: Witness Name: History of Accident Incident: Occupation/Area: Witness Phone: Date of Birth: ...SRS Name Version 1....... Time Skin colour Temperature Pulse Respiration Pupils R L Conscious state Previous allergies/sensitivities and known medical conditions: Signs and Symptoms of Problem: First Aid Management: Key to coding A — Abrasion B — Burn C — Contusion D — Discolouration E — Fracture H — Haemorrhage L — Laceration N — Sprain/Strain P — Pain R — Rigidity S — Swelling T — Tenderness Casualty Referred to: (please relevant box ✔)  Ambulance Other:  Hospital  Doctor Specify place and address where patient was referred: First Aider: (print name): Casualty Signature: Finish Time of Treatment: ...............0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 43 Section 5: Checklists Medical incident report form Date: ... /...... /.. /..... /.

..................................  • Are Safety Audits conducted on a monthly basis ..  • Are all unwanted papers and other materials removed from the premises and stored away from the building ....  Emergency Personnel / Procedures • Is there a current list of designated emergency ........................................  • Has an Evacuation Exercise been conducted in the past 12 months ...................  General Housekeeping (Internal) • Are passageways leading to exits clear of obstructions ....................................  • Is the Fire Hose Reel nozzle attached to the locking mechanism .....................................                         ......the Emergency Control Organisation representative.................................. /.......................  If installed..............................  • Are all emergency exits clearly marked ......................................................................................................................................................................................................44 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1...  • Are the Fire Hose Reels inspected regularly ..............................  • Are the Evacuation Exercise records up to date .............. • Are Emergency Procedures in place ....  • Have provisions been made for mobility impaired persons in the office............................  • Are Standard Fire Orders displayed in prominent locations ................. personnel clearly displayed ..........  • Are extinguishers accessible for use ..........  • Do all exit doors open / close easily ..............0 — 2008 Section 5: Checklists Fire safety audit checklist Original ...  • Are the gauges on the extinguisher showing they are fully charged .......  • Have all emergency personnel been trained .....................................  • Are Fire Hose Reels in good condition .............  • Are extinguisher locations marked correctly ................................  • Are emergency lighting systems working correctly .........  Fire Protection Equipment and Systems • Are extinguishers in their proper location ............... • Are smoke alarms tested regularly (record last test date).......................................  • Are exit signs illuminated and operating ....... the Chief Warden................................... or the Occupational Health & Safety representative conducting this check should copy this original and complete an office inspection at least every 6 months.............  • Have all staff been made aware of the Emergency Procedures ............ Inspected by: Plans and Records Yes No Date: Action ....................................................................................... /........................................................................

............................. locked gates and motor vehicles .....................................................................................................  • Are all appliances free of dust and lint ..................................................................  • Are all electrical appliances turned off at the power point when not in use ...  Kitchen Areas • Are all electrical appliances turned off at the power point when not in use .........  • Are Fire Extinguisher and Fire Blankets in place and unobstructed..................................................  • Are the filters on the range hood (where fitted) clean and free of fats and oils....................  • Are rubbish bins stored away from the building.................  • Is the stove clean of cooking oils and fats......................................  • Are all electrical appliances tested and tagged as required (AS3760 – 2001) ...........................................................................  • Is there sufficient air space around electrical appliances to prevent overheating when in use .....  Electrical Equipment • Are there any electrical cords or cables with frayed / damaged sections or exposed wires.............0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 45 Section 5: Checklists General Housekeeping (External) Yes No Action • Is there any accumulated rubbish close to the building ....................  Other (Complete Where Required) • • • • •                         ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................SRS Name Version 1........  • Are all pathways leading from Emergency Exits to external Emergency Assembly Areas clear of obstructions..............................................  • Are there any tea-towels or other combustible materials close to the stove or other hot surface .........................................................................................................................  • Are there any power points with more than one double adaptor attached...

46 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1.0 — 2008 Section 5: Checklists Warden meetings record Date Attendees Start time am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm End time am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm .

. .......................... .0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 47 Section 5: Checklists Warden training record Name Training Date ......................... /..... /. /........... ..... ......... .............. ..... /...... ................ ......... .............. . /......................... . /... /. /. .... /. /......... .......... /......... /.......... /............. /. /............. /......... /.. /... .... /...................... /... /........ /. /....... ......... /.... /........ /.......... /. /.. /.......................... /.... /.............. /............ /. /............ /.... /. ... /.... . /..... ............... ..................... /.. /........................... /.............. /. ............ /........................... . ....... /............... .....................SRS Name Version 1........................... /.. .. /....... /........ /...........

0 — 2008 Section 5: Checklists Evacuation exercise record Date Wardens present Start time am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm End time am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm am / pm .48 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1.

........................ Observers name: ....................................................................... /................ Did Wardens direct persons from the building as per evacuation procedures? .................................................................................................. No              Time              Hours Alarm sounded Floor / Area Warden responds Wardens check floor / area Evacuation commenced Warden reports floor / area clear Arrive at assembly point Warden checks personnel present Evacuation completed Exercise completed Problems encountered Minutes Issues to be raised Date: .................................................................................................................................................................................................0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 49 Section 5: Checklists Evacuation exercise – Observer’s checklist Building: No..................................................................................................................................... Clients: Yes Did the person discovering the emergency alert the other people in the SRS?.. Staff: No.................................................................... Did people in the SRS act as per instructions? ................................................................... Was a role call conducted? ......................................... Did someone take charge? ............ Was someone appointed to liaise with the emergency service(s)?............ Was the emergency service notified promptly? ........................................................................ Was the evacuation logical and methodical? ................................................................ Was the emergency service(s) given the correct information? ........................................................... Was the alarm activated? ..........................................SRS Name Version 1............. Did anyone refuse to leave the building? ...................................................................................................................... /................................................. Did anyone re-enter the building before the ‘all clear’ was given? ................ Were isolated areas searched? ...............................................

........................................................... F...............................g........ D........................................................................... O..... Pressure relief valves vented safe ........................................ Confined Spaces ......................................... J............................. /............... Leak spills............. Endorsement extends the life of the permit to one operating shift only.......................g.................. Equipment gas free .... Permit No........................... This permit becomes void as the end of the shift during which it is issued unless properly endorsed by an authorised person....... LEL Reading necessary .... Work to be done: 2................. depressions sealed... Site Location: Plant or Equipment: Work Request No.....                                              K.......................... etc ................0 — 2008 Section 5: Checklists Hot work permit All work is to cease and be left as safe and practicable on sounding the evacuation alarm........ N..........: Date: ..................... Other Permit (s) needed e............ Equipment (electrical) Isolation lockout and tagged ......................................... Elevated..................... G... Equipment Preparation Checklist  Chemical Goggles Yes  Equipment Used No N/A Sign A.................... Fire watch trained .. M..... Employees (s) review permit conditions ................................................... Drains.......... Adjoining equipment materials and operation effects on work reviewed.............. pits.. Equipment (chemical) purged isolated blind and tagged . Do not operate tags in place. e........... C...................................... E... I............................. /.............................................................................................. Flash screens in place ..... Combustible material removed ................ L................................................................... B........... Ignition sources contained...................................................... Materials normally present  Solvents  Thinners  Paint  LPG (Propane)  Natural Gas  White Spirits  Acetylene  Oven condensate  Plastic  Paper  Oil  Grease  Air  Water  Other 3....... ........ Ventilation adequate .................................... Precautions Required  Avoid Skin Contact  Fire Extinguisher  Dust Mask  Gas Test  Combustible  Oxygen  Respirator  Fire Watch  Glove  Face Mask  Hose 4................ Excavation..50 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1................... H................................................

..... /. /......... /.................. /... /. /.. Permit Valid: From am/pm to am/pm 8. /............ Serial No...: Date/Time of meter test: Time: ............. /.... Date: ......... Signature: Signature: Signature: Signature Date: Date: Date: Date: ... /......): Gas Tester Sign: 6....0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 51 Section 5: Checklists Hot work permit (cont....... .. . /.......... /. /........... ... /........... Type of gas tests required and results Tester Model: Combustibles (1% LEL max.. /... Date: ... Date: ................ ... /... /... Other (1) (Name): (2) (Name): (3) (Name): (4) (Name): 12. /......... Permit approved by name: Signature: 10..... /. Received name: Signature: Date: ................... Conditions/Precautions Result % LEL: Date: ....... Permit received by name: Signature: 11..... Name and signature of Fire Watch: Signature: 9.. /........) 5. Permit Cancelled I have inspected the work site and it has been declared safe for normal operations Approval name: Signature: Date: .... /... am/pm 7....... /...........SRS Name Version 1................... /..

E. c. flush floors or purge pipes of flammable materials. Consider if it is practicable to move the work to a safe location. Or The flame or sparks generated by the work activities are contained in a manner that they cannot come in contact with the flammable materials. 3. f. relief and excess flow valves) containing flammable materials or other flame/spark producing equipment.L. Where flammable gas or vapour may be present carry out a test to ensure that the atmosphere the flammable concentration is less than 5% of the lower explosive limit (L. See testing of flammable atmosphere. Make arrangements before work commences to prevent any hot material off-cuts.52 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1. 3. Cancel the permit at the completion time.0 — 2008 Section 5: Checklists Hot work permit procedure Manager/Supervisor Duties 1.). Identifies that the work to be completed involves the use of equipment or materials that could generate a flame or spark that may ignite a flammable material. slag. Employees/Contractors Duties 1. 4. Rope off the area or continually watch for and warn off other employees or materials from entering the area. Warning: It is difficult to anticipate every contingency. Use water when appropriate to dampen. electrode stubs from contacting flammable materials. Employees complete the Hot Work Permit with the Manager/Supervisor and follow the conditions of the permit. Completes the Hot Work Permit with the employees performing the work ensuring that: a. The fire watch has the necessary fire fighting equipment and is familiar with the requirements of the position. b. 2. . e. 4. 2. employees should always be on guard for the unexpected or unusual circumstances to occur. Cancel the permit at the completion time. All flammable materials within 15m in the area is identified and removed from the area. d. tanks. sewers. Ensure isolation and lockout of equipment (pipes. Inform the employee/contractor when a Hot Work Permit is required to be completed prior to the commencement of work.

Check adjoining compartments.SRS Name Version 1.0 — 2008 Emergency Management Plan 53 Section 5: Checklists Fire Watcher Duties Fire Watch (Company employee) on signing the permit understands the conditions of the permit and remains in observation for the duration of the permit. to protect against flashes where hot work involves arc welding. Be aware of the need to wear eye protection. Be alert for any fire outbreak or hazardous condition and take immediate action to stop work. Not leave the job unless relieved by an authorised person. 5. Monitor wind change. Obtain fire extinguishers or fire hose or both – 2 x 9kg CO2 or Dry Chemical extinguishers as a minimum. 3. Where electrical equipment is involved. CO2 should be used. 6. Assigned firewatcher shall follow the following: 1. 2. 7. . cutting or grinding. 4. Not allow hot work to continue outside the area specified on the permit. if heat transfer is possible. 1 x water hose or hose reel.

Product Manufacturer .54 Emergency Management Plan SRS Name Version 1.0 — 2008 Section 5: Checklists Material safety data sheets (MSDS ) No.

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