Safety First

There are many lines of work where getting hurt by fire or heavy objects are a daily occupational hazard, which is why it makes a lot of sense for companies that require hefty work from their employees to pay a lot of money to ensure employee safety and training in case of emergency situations. However, emergency response training isn’t something that should exclusively be given to employees at work places that require manual labour work; a potentially life threatening emergency situation can break out just about anywhere, after all.

Whether you work in a nice office with your own office desk and furniture or at an oil rig, there’s always going to be that risk of a fire breaking out, for example; you should be equipped to deal with and survive these situations when they happen. When an emergency situation threatens a person’s life, it is easy to lose all track of rational thought and panic, which is why it is important to know how to calm down and stay level headed in these situations so you can find ways to save yourself.

Once a person can calm down and think, despite the imminent threat of injury or death, they can start to look for solutions and that’s where the second part of training comes in. In the case of a fire breaking out, it is important to know where the nearest fire extinguishers and alarms are located and it is also important to know how to use them properly.

The health and safety at work act 1974 requires employers to ensure that their workforce knows how to face these situations and stay safe and healthy. You can read more about emergency response training at workplaces in Western Australia, at