Introduction: Regulations, Standards, and Industry Shortfall
• Regulations and Standards pertaining to the Emergency Plan
• Overview of why there is a shortfall in the Emergency Plan process
• Emergency Planning Committee (EPC) setup and ownership of the Emergency Plan
• Identifying risks and Emergency Control Organisation with the EPC
• Establishment of the Emergency plan and baseline data necessary to establish the performance benchmark of the Emergency Plan
• Developing an Emergency Plan and Emergency Response Procedures in collaboration with the EPC
• Developing an Emergency Control Organisation appropriate to the facility
• Training program for the EPC, ECO and Occupants
• Using a competency standard for the training
• Maintenance of the plan
• Who needs to be trained?
• Six-Monthly training requirements
• Yearly training requirements
• Evacuation Exercises and Tests
Maintenance of the Plan
• Meeting WHS requirements
• Using AS1851 inspection, test, and records to validate the Critical Emergency Evacuation system elements
• Does the Emergency Plan, Training and Maintenance conducted allow validation of the Plan to meet Work Health & Safety requirements?
• Does the Emergency Plan require validation under an Annual Fire Safety Statement, Insurance or Fire Engineered Report conditions?
• Why the whole process of the Emergency Plan needs to be embraced by business, insurance, and the fire industry for the safety of people and property.
Ian Collins – Fire Safety Assessor Consultant
Ian Collins is a Fire Safety Assessor, Emergency Plan Consultant and Trainer who believes in protecting life and property through implementation of an Emergency Plan.
Qualifications: Mechanical Engineering, Training and Assessment, Fire Safety Assessor and Advisor.
With over 40 years’ experience in Emergency Plan development, Training, Fire Safety Audits and Special Hazards Fire Systems design.
Positions: Fire Safety Coordinator for American Express Australia/New Zealand, First 5 Minutes, consultancy roles with Fire Awareness Technology, Noel Arnold & Associates, Baseline training, Eagle Fire and the Insurance Council of Australia serving on Australian Standard FP12 together Wormald/Fire Control Special Hazards divisions.