Often these procedures
will be circulated only to those with a need to know. They
are, however an integral part of Emergency Management Arrangements.
Security exposures must be identified, their levels of risk
reduced as far as practicable (often with professional assistance)
and appropriate response procedures written and practised.
In some States
an Occupier of a premises at which certain quantities of dangerous
goods are kept must prepare plans to assist in handling of any
emergencies on the Site. These plans are called Off Site
Emergency Plans provide the responding
Fire Authority with:
location and class of dangerous goods and a detailed manifest
of installed fire protection equipment
for spill containment (bunds, drains)
any other relevant detail
systems, Warden structures, evacuation routes and assembly areas
any other relevant technical information
Safety Data Sheets
Off Site Emergency
Plans are typically produced in the form of an Emergency
Information Book which is placed in an Emergency Information
Container at the entrance to a premises. In some States
(Victoria for example) these plans will have been agreed with
and approved by the Fire Authority during the dangerous
goods compliance process.
The Off Site
Emergency Plans draw emergency contact, Warden structure
and alarm system detail from the On Site Emergency Plans.
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