An Emergency Action Plan is a written set of instructions outlining what workers and others at the workplace should do in the event of an emergency.
Aquatic facilities are required to hold and maintain site-specific emergency plans prepared for the workplace and enable the effective response to health and safety incidents and other emergencies unique to swimming pools.
The Royal Life Saving Emergency Action Plan service aims to help meet the following objectives:
Document the systems employed by the organisation in the event of an emergency
Provide evidence of compliance to the organisation’s Work Health & Safety Policies
Provide evidence of compliance to regulations and accepted industry guidelines
Mitigate risks to staff, visitors, property and the organisation in the event an emergency occurs
Accelerate the resumption of normal operations following an emergency
Royal Life Saving adopts a systematic approach to emergency planning for aquatic facilities. The Emergency Action Plan is completed in stages to ensure likely emergency scenarios are well understood, and the resultant systems are reasonable and able to be implemented effectively.