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Energy giant accused of ignoring worker safety

Tuesday, 7th April, 2015, by Alanna Furlan
In today's Health & Safety Bulletin:
  • Energy giant accused of ignoring worker safety
  • 8 steps to develop an emergency plan
Dear Reader,
The CFMEU has accused US energy giant Chevron of failing to take steps to protect the safety of workers during a cyclone.

Chevron failed to evacuate workers from Barrow Island, north-west of WA, before the cyclone hit.
Up to 1,600 workers were forced to sleep on blow-up mattresses in common areas in accommodation camps during the category three cyclone. The accommodation was only built to withstand category two cyclones.
One worker was nearly hit by a road sign when he attempted to get food and water from another camp site.
Under their contracts, workers were allowed to leave the worksite in the event of a cyclone, but those who wanted to leave were prohibited from doing so.
Workers were “furious” and many refused to attend work after the storm cleared.
More information can be found here.
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What can you learn from this?
This incident shows that you need to have appropriate steps in place in case of natural disasters and other emergencies.
No matter what your business, you should always have an emergency plan in place.
How to develop an emergency plan
Your emergency plan needs to clearly set out the following emergency procedures:
  • evacuation procedures, including maps to the nearest evacuation areas;
  • how to effectively respond to an emergency;
  • emergency drills in place, such as fire drills;
  • how to notify emergency services, including contact details and building numbers;
  • how to provide emergency medical treatment, such as CPA;
  • training workers in emergency procedures;
  • duties of emergency coordinators, such as fire wardens; and
  • disciplinary measures for non-compliance.
Take care,

Alanna Furlan
Editor
Health & Safety Bulletin

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