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OHSAS 18001 Step by Step: A Practical Guide by Naeem Sadiq

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CHAPTER 12: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE (CLAUSE 4.4.7)

Summary of requirements

  • Identify all possible OH&S emergency situations that may arise in an organisation.
  • Plan, prepare and respond to emergency situations (to minimise harm to life and property) and also mitigate adverse consequences.
  • Establish procedure(s) for emergency preparedness and response, and periodically test them to determine their effectiveness.
  • Periodically review emergency procedures in the light of lessons learnt, either during emergency drills or from actual emergencies.

How can these requirements be met by an organisation?

The emergency planning process may bring to light deficiencies, such as lack of equipment or trained personnel. It could also highlight issues ...

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