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Emergency response plan

Accidents, failures, fires and other undesirable events can occur. An adequate organization, effective first-aid measures and well trained workers considerably reduce the damage. This topic covers planning and post-event actions to be undertaken to minimize the accident or hazardous event consequences. The reader will learn which key information need to be included in an emergency plan and how to illustrate it in a company facility.

Emergency response plan


  • Context
  • Emergency response plan
    • Fire protection and escape routes
    • Warning organization
    • First aid
    • Training and behaviour
    • Access for rescue services
    • What to do in case of an emergency?
  • APELL (Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level)

Key Messages

  • Escape routes and emergency exits should be provided and indicated with signs intended for this purpose.
  • Emergency exits should be free of obstacles and openable without any assistance.
  • Staff should be regularly reminded of the alarm procedure and first aid actions.