Different Types Of Emergency that Require An Emergency Procedure

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Different Types Of Emergency that Require An Emergency Procedure

Identify Different types of emergency what would require an organisation to have an emergency procedure.

Emergency that require emergency procedure are:

  • Fire or explosion,
  • The accidental release of toxic chemicals or gases, transport incidents, bomb alerts or
  • Other terrorist activities, weather related emergencies and earthquakes.



Points to include in emergency procedures

  • Consider what might happen and how the alarm will be raised. Don’t forget night and shift working, weekends and times when the premises are closed, eg holidays
  • Plan what to do, including how to call the emergency services. Help them by clearly marking your premises from the road. Consider drawing up a simple plan showing the location of hazardous items
  • If you have 25 tonnes or more of dangerous substances, you must notify the fire and rescue service and put up warning signs
  • Decide where to go to reach a place of safety or to get rescue equipment. You must provide suitable forms of emergency lighting
  • You must make sure there are enough emergency exits for everyone to escape quickly, and keep emergency doors and escape routes unobstructed and clearly marked.



  • Nominate competent people to take control (a competent person is someone with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage health and safety)
  • Decide which other key people you need, such as a nominated incident controller, someone who is able to provide technical and other site-specific information if necessary, or first-aiders
  • Plan essential actions such as emergency plant shutdown, isolation or making processes safe. Clearly identify important items like shut-off valves and electrical isolators etc
  • You must train everyone in emergency procedures. Don’t forget the needs of people with disabilities and vulnerable workers
  • Work should not resume after an emergency if a serious danger remains. If you have any doubts ask for assistance from the emergency services

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