An emergency is defined as a situation that poses an immediate threat to health, property, or the environment.
It is a legal requirement throughout South Africa to prepare for emergencies as part of your workplace health and safety program.
Preparedness ensures that you have the appropriate skills, procedures, and mindset in the event of a disaster.
In an emergency, workers in the affected area may be exposed to a variety of hazards.
When an emergency occurs, employees and employers need to be prepared to ensure that they have the necessary equipment, know where to go and know how to maintain their safety.
Why Is Emergency Preparedness in The Workplace Important?