The importance of having an emergency action plan cannot be overstated. In the event of a disaster, it is essential to have a plan in place to ensure the safety of your employees and minimize the effects of the incident. An emergency action plan should include a risk assessment to identify potential emergency scenarios, as well as procedures for responding to and recovering from an emergency. Public emergency services, such as fire departments, can provide rescue services, hazardous materials, and medical assistance.
It is also important to have a plan in place that includes immediate notification of emergency services, protective measures for the safety of life, and accounting for all employees. With a well-developed emergency plan and adequate employee training, fewer injuries and less structural damage will occur during an emergency.