Regardless of the industry you’re in, being ready to respond to workplace emergencies helps decrease business risks and prioritises the well-being of employees.
A workplace emergency is any kind of unexpected event that disrupts regular business activities. That could be anything from a minor employee injury to a natural disaster. At Life Health Solutions, we’ve spent over 30 years preparing companies to expect the unexpected, helping them to put measures in place that mitigate the fallout of these situations.
This is a document that outlines your business’s strategies, resources and procedures in case of an emergency. To create one, a business must first undergo a risk assessment. Failing to do so could mean that potential emergencies aren’t taken into account, resulting in an insufficient ERMP. By exploring and identifying a wide range of potential threats, businesses are better equipped to mitigate their effects.
All ERMPs need to consider:
Gathering points. Where will employees gather should an incident occur? A location should be designated, and it may be necessary to factor in the need for transport to a hospital or away from danger.
The natural human reaction to an emergency situation is heightened stress, which limits our ability to think clearly in the moment. That’s why you need a plan in place – so you are already prepared to react. Having an effective ERMP is the only way to be sure that:
The legal requirements have been met by the business.
At Life Health Solutions, we’re in the fortunate position to have had more than 30 years of experience in health risk management. We offer our holistic services in seven provinces in South Africa and across a wide range of industries, which means we’ve got the hands-on knowledge to help your company, too. Our ability to set up and successfully deliver on ERMPs is something we’re proud of. We also hold ISO accreditation for all of our services, allowing us to help you abide by legal requirements and international health and safety standards.
Talk to us about assessing the risks in your work environment, along with the key measures necessary to prevent incidents, treat employees and monitor your organisation’s progress. By doing so, you’ll be able to ensure compliance and efficiency, as well as being truly prepared to look after the health and safety of your staff in the event of a workplace emergency.
To learn more about how Life Health Solutions can help you develop your own Emergency Response Management Plan (ERMP), email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+27) 86 123 4123 to speak to one of our business development managers.