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Are you running emergency training for your team?

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Kerrie-Anne Chinn, Content & Editorial Manager
2017-10-13

Do you feel confident that your employees are up-to-date with emergency training?

It’s really important that employers ensure staff know how to respond in the event of an emergency. Natural disasters, fires, evacuations – these things can, and do, happen. So it’s best to be prepared.

By providing workplace emergency training, you can help staff develop the skills – and confidence – they need to make the right decisions in the event of a fire or evacuation.

Helping staff to be prepared in case of emergency

Would your staff know what to do in the event of a workplace fire or evacuation?

As an employer, you have a responsibility to provide staff with a safe workplace, free from hazards and health risks. If you run a company or organisation, regardless of the industry you work in, your business needs to be compliant with current workplace safety laws and regulations. And delivering workplace emergency training is part of that.

Through training, your employees will become familiar with your organisation’s emergency procedures, which can make a huge difference on the day if a crisis does emerge. In the event of a fire, for example, the highest priority is always to get all occupants of the building out of harm’s way. Staff who have been trained in fire and evacuation procedures will know how to respond in an organised, methodical and efficient way, reducing risk to persons and property.

Investing in workplace safety training

While employee safety is obviously number one when it comes to emergencies, as a business owner you should also consider how these situations can affect your company financially.

The financial costs of a fire can be devastating, with the annual cost to businesses through fire running to many millions of dollars. Considering the potential loss in productivity, legal expenses, fines and insurance arising from a workplace incident, emergency training is well worth the investment.

By committing to employee safety, and increasing staff awareness of fire and evacuation procedures, you’ll be lowering the chance of financial implications for your business. Emergency training will also help reduce the risk of workplace incidents across your organisation, in the case of fires that start at work or hazardous chemical spills.

Online courses for workplace emergency training

So what’s the best way to deliver emergency training to staff across your organisation?

If you’re an employer ready to invest in workplace emergency training, Go1 SafeWork can make this process a whole lot easier for you and your staff.

Go1’s Safe Work package

  • Bullying and Harassment,
  • Manual Handling
  • Emergency Response

And you’ll get two other important workplace health and safety courses that all Australian businesses are required to complete. This makes providing workplace compliance training for your staff quick and easy, giving you peace of mind that you’re doing your best to provide a happier and healthier workplace for all.

Enrol and get started today!

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