Here are the six rescue procedures you must follow after a fatal workplace accident

Ashley Churchyard, Fsp Business, 26 Aug. 2014

Tags: emergency rescue, rescue plan, rescue procedures; emergency planning, rescue team

You need to have an emergency plan that covers any kind of fatal accident or event. In this plan, you must include evacuation procedures, first aid procedures, fire procedures and, for worst case scenarios, a rescue plan.

This must cover how you will go about rescuing employees involved in a serious accident. Without this plan, you may not know how to go about getting your employees to safety. And this can lead to even more casualties.

Read on to discover how to create a rescue plan for your workplace…


Here’s how to create an emergency rescue plan for your workplace

First: Outline the different types of rescue your plan may need to cover. These can include:
- Height rescue;
- Underground rescue;
- Building collapse rescue (for employees trapped under the rubble);
- Fire rescue; and
- Water rescue.
Second: Outline who will do the rescue procedures. You can include a list of employees you gave emergency training and the numbers of emergency services you can call.
Third: List the tools your rescue team will need to use during the rescue procedures and where they’ll find them.
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Forth: Detail what your rescue team must do when they go into a rescue situation (include protective equipment they must use and procedures they must follow).
Fifth: Outline what your rescue team must do once they recover employees during the rescue (this will be different depending on whether the employee is unharmed, seriously injured or dead).
Six: Give guidelines of how you’ll structure the rescue team (name a leader, a second in command and the rest).
By including all of this information you can ensure your rescue team fully understands their role and can carry out their duties effectively.




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