Definition from AS 3745: “An Emergency is an event arising from either an internal or external source, which may adversely affect the safety and wellbeing of people, livestock, property or the environment”
What is an Emergency Management Team ?
An Emergency Management Team is a structure of positions filled by selected personnel within the organisation that will initiate an appropriate response to work place emergency situations. This structure is widely known as the “Warden Structure”.
Legislation/Standards which apply to Emergency Planning and Management in the workplace; OH&S Act 2004
Australian Standard: AS3745 – Planning for Emergencies in Facilities
Australian Standard: AS4083 – Planning for Emergencies in Health Care Facilities Australian Standard: AS1851 – Routine Service of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment