May 2019 - Emergency Response Practice

Being ready for emergencies can save a life and minimise a fellow worker’s suffering while emergency services are on their way! It’s a legal requirement to practice your plan under the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 and the General Risk and Workplace Management Regulations.  Annual testing ensures that processes and actions undertaken by staff in the event of an emergency are practicable and effective.

Last week we facilitated an LPG fire and serious burn response for Laminex.  Workers had to help their burnt colleague, and provide cooling water to a forklift.  A debrief was conducted after the event.  The workers at Laminex made some fantastic observations and suggestions for improvement in regards to their procedures.

If you would like a similar emergency scenario at your place of work, contact us: or on 07 827 0075


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