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Emergency Response Plan and Preparedness

In today's unpredictable world, it is crucial for individuals, organizations and communities to have a well-defined Emergency Response Plan and be prepared for any unforeseen events or disasters. An ERP is a systematic approach that outlines the necessary steps and procedures to be followed during emergency situation. This post aim to provide a comprehensive guide on emergency response planning and preparedness, with a specific focus on the importance of training in ensuring an effective response.


Discussion between the emergency response team
Emergency Response Plan - Table top Exercise

The Guidance to Emergency Response Preparedness


  1. Identify the potential emergency in the workplace Emergency may be natural or man-made and include but not limited to ;

    1. Fires

    2. Toxic gas release

    3. Chemical spills

    4. Radiological accidents

    5. Explosion

    6. Civil disturbances

    7. Flood

    8. Hurricanes

    9. Earthquakes

  2. Establish an Emergency Response Team Emergency Response Team is a group of individuals trained to prepare for and respond to various incidents, such as natural disasters, business interruptions, or emergencies involving hazardous substances. These team are crucial in coordinating response, mitigating negative effects and ensuring safety and well being of individuals and organizations during crises.

  3. Identify resources, equipment and facilities Resources required for emergency response are as per following, but not limited to;

    1. Command post

    2. Equipment - Fire extinguisher, fire retardant, fire hose reel, chemical spill kit

    3. Personal protective equipment

    4. Competencies and skill

  4. Develop Plans and Procedures Procedures are written plans that could guide organizations on how to react during critical events to ensure safety of individual and minimize damage.

Extinguishing fire using fire extinguisher
Train to use fire extinguisher

5. Train, drill and exercise a. Conduct table top exercise b. Conduct fire drill, chemical spill drill c. Training on how to extinguish fire or using other fire fighting equipment d. Training on document developing for emergency response

6. Review the system The emergency response plan should be reviewed annually and updated as necessary. Besides, it needs to be re-evaluated when; a. There is changes in regulatory b. New hazards identified c. Changes in resources or organizational structure



Emergency Response Training
Fire Drill
Incident commander is conduct a briefing
Fire Drill Training

Should you have any inquiries on our Emergency Response Plan and Preparedness Training, please do not hesitate to contact us at 016-228 5421 or masmanorthern@gmail.com Our coverage is Penang, Kedah, Perak and Perlis.





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