Before beginning work, you must know:
- The Emergency Response Plan for the site where you are working
- The Location of first aid stations, including eye wash stations and, in some situations, safety showers.
- The types and locations of emergency alarms and their sounds and colours.
- Locations of indicators of wind direction, so you know which way is upwind or crosswind in order to move safely away from toxic gases.
- Evacuation routes and procedures, so you can leave the area quickly.
- Emergency services points or muster points, so you can quickly account for yourself and others.
- How to contact the Emergency Dispatch Centre and activate the Emergency Response Plan
In the event of an Incident or Near Miss, contractors are responsible for:
- Taking immediate action to eliminate or reduce any further risk to themselves or other workers immediately following an incident.
- Stopping work and equipment, and protecting the scene of a serious incident from disturbance (e.g., with a barricade or roping it off).
- Submitting a written incident report to the client within 24 hours.
- Obtaining treatment for all injuries, regardless of severity
- Reporting, as required, to the government agencies after consulting with your home office and the client.
- Reporting to the client any unscheduled visits or inspections by OH&S officers.
- Cooperating with the incident investigation and follow-up actions.
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