Australian Standard 3745:2010 up to Amendment 2-2018 has been developed to provide a uniform code for managing emergency procedures and evacuations in the workplace. Adherence to this standard is not compulsory, but is widely recognised as best practice and the benchmark for developing compliant and effective emergency management programs.
There are new and changed key elements in the emergency plans Standardised colour codes on the Evacuation Maps are now incorporated into AS3745
Indemnity: The new standard has removed the explicit exemption from liability for wardens as long as they act in ‘good faith’.
It is now advised that “facility owners, managers, occupiers and employers” should obtain professional advice.
Safety Services Australia develop and provide emergency preparedness and response plans/procedures and train staff in all aspects of the procedures.
These plans may include:
- Fire: Rubbish fire, electrical fire, gas fire
- Medical Emergency: Heart attack, burns, cuts/lacerations, asthma, poisons
- Internal Emergency: Flood, chemical spill, power failure, structural instability
- External Emergency: Gas leak, civil disturbance, vehicle accident, severe storm damage
- Bomb or Substance Threat: Chemical, biological or radiological threat, suspicious package
- Armed or Aggressive Intruder: Building invasion, armed intrusion, assault, act of terrorism
- External hazards for example terrorist attack on a facility close to site.
For professional advice contact Safety Services Australia on +61 2 9634 5912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org