Safety Scene Fall 2019 - Page 19

breakdown of phases, we can start to build our emergency plans. 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 what happens. 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 ‘Food trucks’ Fall 2019 Edition: Emergency Preparedness Safety Scene 17