Emergency Action Plan
Does your business have an Evacuation Plan?
An Emergency Action Plan, or EAP, is required by Occupational Health and Safety Act to facilitate and organise employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies.
Your emergency action plans should include the following:
- Procedures for reporting a fire or other emergencies;
- Procedures for emergency evacuation, including type of evacuation and exit route assignments;
- Procedures for lock-dawn or duress emergencies;
- Procedures to be followed by employees who remain to operate critical plant operations before they evacuate;
- Procedures to account for all employees, clients and public after an evacuation;
- Procedures to be followed by employees performing first aid, fire fighting, crowd control; triage, security, reception, media liaison etc. and
- The name of every employee’s next of kin details who may be contacted by the employer.
A yearly EAP practice must be done according to South African by-laws, to ensure that all employees know the procedures during any type of an emergency situation. It is vital to rectify identified problems during your practices. Every problem identified is an opportunity for improvement and possibly a life saved.
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Consider the number of times you have seen a disaster happen at a business or seen it on the news. That scenario can be prevented with you being proactive in setting up your EAP.
Evacuation plans from as little as R 3500.00 per floor if floor plans are provided.
Three reasons your company needs to set up an EAP beside the legal requirements:
Makes your company more resilient
It enhances your company’s ability to recover from financial losses, damages to equipment or products or business interruption. If all of your employees know how to operate a fire extinguisher properly, they can stop a flame from becoming a fire that can burn up part or all of your building
Bonds management & employees
by having them share responsibilities in the plan.
Appointing employees to be in charge of leading the safe evacuation, empowers employees e.g. evacuation marshals, first aiders, basic fire-fighters etc.
Establishes favourable relationships
with law enforcement leaders and fire-fighters who know you have an EAP and have communicated well the details of it with your employees.
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An Emergency Action Plan, or EAP, is required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act to facilitate and organise employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies.
Contact us for a free quote should you require the following:
- Basic fire fighting and emergency action planning training.
- Site specific emergency action plan designed, implemented and staff training.