When catching a flight, do you give your full dedication to watching the cabin crew’s safety instructions? Most of the time people think a quick skim through the safety card while idly listening to the presentation will suffice. But would you know what to do in the event of an emergency, say if the one of the engines caught on fire?! It’s a scary possibility that we tend to think will never happen to us.
It is important to remember the risks are always present, and it is crucial to have a emergency plan in the case of a crisis.
Fire risks are present not only on airplanes, but in various public places and settings, whether it be in the workplace, the local shopping centre or on public transport. The difference between being prepared for an emergency and being unprepared could result in the loss of lives, even your own.
It is crucial to follow the directions of the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) in order to facilitate a safe and orderly implementation of emergency and evacuation procedures.
R A C E is a simple, easy to remember fire emergency plan that is designed to contain the fire and save lives as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Remove people from immediate danger
Alert other staff in vicinity of fire
Confine fire and smoke
We’ve made an easy to read poster to hang around your workplace or home in the case of a fire, outlining the necessary steps to take in those crucial moments of emergency.
Alternatively, if you’d like a confidential discussion on your workplace’s fire safety plan, then give us a call on
1300 OHS RTW
or make an online referral here.
Disclaimer – these articles are provided to supply general safety information to people responsible for OHS in their organisation. They are general in nature and do not substitute for legal and/or professional advice. We always suggest that organisations obtain information specific to their needs. Additional information can be found at www.workcover.nsw.au
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