01/12/2022

HSSE WORLD

Health, Safety, Security and Environment

HSSE WORLD > HSE > E-Books > E-Books: Site Emergency Planning Workbook

E-Books: Site Emergency Planning Workbook

5 min read
Site Emergency Planning Workbook’s Cover

This workbook is intended to help users develop a comprehensive site emergency plan. It is intended to be used by both very small organizations, as well as large complex organizations as :

  • Schools
  • Factories
  • Office Buildings
  • shopping malls
  • Hospitals/Nursing homes
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Stadiums/Arenas
  • Recreation Areas
  • Other Facilities

This workbook focuses on responding to and protecting people and property from an imminent or actual emergency situation.

Section One of the workbook describes the planning process; the steps to follow before developing a site emergency plan.

Section Two is a sample site emergency plan. The Sample Plan will utilize the information gathered in the planning process to complete the plan. The Sample Plan is organized by hazard situations.

Site Emergency Plan

A site emergency plan describes, in detail, an organization’s policy and procedures for coping with an emergency situation on-site. These policies and procedures should define how the organization will protect people and property. Developing the plan is the process of assigning emergency-related tasks to individuals in the organization, and outlining protective actions to be taken. A site emergency plan should be consistent with the local government’s emergency operations plan.

Also Read: Fire Emergency Evacuation Plan and the Fire Procedure

Why Organizations Should Plan For Emergencies

Time and again history has shown that a well-thought-out, coordinated response helps prevent personal injury, and property damage, and lessen the resulting confusion. When an organization plans on how it will respond to an emergency threatening its operations, it is more likely to survive the incident. During a large-scale disaster, local response agencies may be overwhelmed and unable to immediately respond to the organization’s site. Employees and clients alike will need to know what to do to protect themselves during an emergency.

Also Read: E-Books: Investigating accidents and incidents

Site Emergency Plan workbook

Basic Site Emergency Planning Concepts

Listed below are eight basic concepts involved in emergency management planning. The user should keep these eight concepts in mind while writing the plan:

  • Appoint one person to implement the emergency plan and direct the organization’s response at the site.
  • Appoint a person from each work unit to carry out protective actions and other related emergency procedures.
  • Establish a central location from which to coordinate responses and make key decisions.
  • Appoint a single person to validate and coordinate the dissemination of emergency information.
  • Establish adequate communication and warning capabilities.
  • Establish adequate evacuation procedures and sheltering capabilities.
  • Establish damage assessment capabilities.
  • Protect vital records.

Also Read: Comprehensive Emergency Management

To Begin

Briefly review the Sample Plan found in Section Two. This brief review will enable the user to understand the purpose of the planning process steps in Section One. Through Section One, the user will collect the information needed to complete the sample plan in Section Two working through the following four steps:

  • Building the Site Emergency Team
  • Conducting a Hazard Analysis
  • Performing a Capability Assessment
  • Creating a Vital Record Preservation Program Before writing the site emergency plan, it is suggested that the following steps be taken:
  • Design a plan format.
  • Assign different sections of the plan to be written by the various team members.
  • Set date for completion of section drafts.
  • Set a date to meet with each section author to read, discuss, and revise.
  • Set date for draft revision completion.

Once the plan is complete the final step is to conduct training on the site emergency plan. Section One ends with a description of how to implement the new site emergency plan. Good Luck!

Also Read: Free Safety Training Resources

Contents

The content of the Site Emergency Planning Workbook

  • Introduction
  • Section OneThe Planning Process
  • Step 1: Building The Site Emergency Team ……………………………………………………………1
  • Step 2: Conducting A Hazard Analysis………………………………………………………………….5
  • Step 3: Performing A Capability Assessment………………………………………………………….7
  • Step 4: Creating A Vital Records Preservation Program…………………………………………. 13
  • Implementing The Plan………………………………………………………………………………………. 15
  • Section TWOSample Plan
  • Sample Site Emergency Plan…………………………………………………………………………..SP – 1

Also Read: Emergency Response Planning for Hazardous Material

You can Download Other safety Resources at https://safetybagresources.com/

Download the book


E-Books: Site Emergency Planning Workbook


Also Read: What Is an Emergency Management Plan? and What Should Be Included in It?(

More Downloads

About Post Author

Leave a Reply

Shares