Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016

Emergency plans

14 Duty to prepare, maintain, and implement emergency plan


A PCBU must ensure that an emergency plan is prepared for the workplace.


The emergency plan must—


provide emergency procedures, including—


an effective response to an emergency; and


evacuation procedures; and


procedures for notifying emergency service organisations at the earliest opportunity; and


medical treatment and assistance procedures; and


procedures to ensure effective communication between the person authorised by the PCBU to co-ordinate the emergency response and all other persons at the workplace:


provide for testing of the emergency procedures, including the frequency of testing:


provide for information, training, and instruction to be given to relevant workers in relation to implementing the emergency procedures.


The PCBU must maintain the emergency plan for the workplace so that it remains effective.


In complying with subclauses (1) to (3), the PCBU must have regard to all relevant matters, including—


the nature of the work being carried out at the workplace:


the nature of the hazards at the workplace:


the size and location of the workplace:


the number and composition of the workforce at the workplace.


The PCBU must implement the emergency plan for the workplace in the event of an emergency.


A PCBU who contravenes this regulation commits an offence and is liable on conviction,—


for an individual, to a fine not exceeding $10,000:


for any other person, to a fine not exceeding $50,000.

Compare: Model Work Health and Safety Regulations (Aust) r 43