breakdown of phases, we can start to build our
On our worksites who to report emergencies to,
what is the medical response, how do we get
out of soundstages, and where we do we go if
we have to evacuate, are all of the basics that
need to be included in an emergency plan.
Once the plan has been approved, it needs
to be communicated to anyone that may be
affected in each worksite we operate in. When
an earthquake hits, the plan for evacuating a
soundstage can be very different from a plan
on evacuating downtown Vancouver. It’s vital
that emergency planning and response be
a part of any risk assessment before the crew
arrives to start their work day.
Having a well thought out
emergency response plan is
one of the most important tools
in ensuring workers get back
to their loved ones safely after
a disaster strikes. But having
a plan doesn’t help anyone
if no one knows what the
plan is and how to respond.
Communication of the plan is
vital, and should be included
in every orientation. And
practice makes perfect. Is
your production prepared?
Hold an emergency drill. See
The Great British Columbia ShakeOut is
on October 17th at 10:17am. If you’re on
your production’s joint health and safety
committee, why not take this opportunity
to plan an emergency response drill so
your production knows what to do when
‘The Big One’ hits. If you’re not on the joint
health and safety committee, talk to your
representatives and see if something can be
scheduled for October 17th.
Reduce the risk
of fire and explosions
in food trucks
Find out how to implement safe
work procedures for your business.
Visit worksafebc.com and search
Fall 2019 Edition: Emergency Preparedness
Safety Scene 17