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Businesses are exposed to a range of risks, such as fire or explosion, and can involve injury and damage to property. It is important that your business is prepared for emergencies so that their impact is minimised and production can be resumed as quickly as possible.

Carrying out risk assessments should identify the major risks in order that controls and procedures can be put in place. These controls and procedures should reduce, the risks of injury but care is needed to ensure that other risks such as fire, explosion of flood have also been eliminated or at least reduced to an acceptable level.

It is important to try and anticipate:

  • What might happen in the event of an emergency?
  • How the emergency will be tackled?
  • How will people be evacuated from the building?
  • What action can be taken to minimise the effect?
  • Can employees take any action or is it safer to await the arrival of the emergency services?

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