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Unit: Safety at work

MSAPMOHS200A: Work safely
LMFFL3002A: Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment

Section 4: Dealing with emergencies

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Emergencies are situations that are dangerous to life, property or the environment.

They may arise from a fire, explosion, accident, or some other incident that occurs without warning.

By their very nature, emergencies are unexpected and catch people by surprise.

But if you've already put procedures in place to cope with the incident, you'll be able to take control of the situation in an organised way.

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In this section we'll discuss various types of emergencies that you may encounter, either on-site at a client's property or in your own workplace.

We'll also describe the general procedure for carrying out an emergency evacuation.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section is designed to will test your knowledge of how to deal with emergency situations at work.

Have a look at the Assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it. You'll find the link in the menu bar.

Also in the menu bar are links to the lessons for this section:

  • Emergency evacuations

  • On-site fires

  • Hazardous spills.

These lessons will provide you with background information that will help you with the assignment.

The Just for fun exercise will remind you of the different types of fire extinguishers used for particular types of fires. It will also give you some clues to one of the assignment questions.

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