OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 7 Emergency Preparedness and Response

Section 117 Rescue and evacuation workers

(1) An employer must designate the workers who will provide rescue services and supervise evacuation procedures in an emergency.

(2) An employer must ensure that designated rescue and emergency workers are trained in emergency response appropriate to the work site and the potential emergencies identified in the emergency response plan.

(3) The training under subsection (2) must include exercises appropriate to the work site that simulate the potential emergencies identified in the emergency response plan.

(4) The training exercises referred to in subsection (3) must be repeated at the intervals required to ensure that the designated rescue and evacuation workers are competent to carry out their duties.