AS 4083 pdf download – Planning for emergencies—Health care facilities

AS 4083 pdf download – Planning for emergencies—Health care facilities

AS 4083 pdf download – Planning for emergencies—Health care facilities
The facility shall have plans to respond to emergencies. The facility should have anemergency planning committee to oversee emergency prevention, preparedness,response,and recovery , relevant to its size and function.
Consideration should be given to the following phases:
(a)Alert: Emergency possible—increase level of preparedness.
(b)Standby: Emergency imminent—prepare for implementation of response.
(c)Response: Emergency situation exists.-implement response according to facility
plans and in collaboration with other facilities as necessary .
(d)Stand down: Emergency abated—return to usual business.
Consideration should be given to the environmental consequences of any incident, plan oraction pertaining to this Standard.
NOTE: AS 3745 contains detailed Sections on emergency response procedures.3.2EMERGENCY PLAN
3.2.1 General
The emergency plan shall include the following aspects:(a)A statement of authority.
(b)Aims and objectives.
(c)Clearly detailed activation,notification and stand down procedures.
Facilities shall dedicate a unique telephone number comprising two- or three-digitsfor notification of emergencies.
An outline of control and coordination functions,with the roles and functions of theemergency planning committee being stated, where appropriate. The EmergencyCoordinator and nominated Emergency Officers shall be listed with contact methodsfor all hours.
l This may be facilitated by the use of action cards.
2All staff should know whom to contact to initiate the appropriate action.
(e)A process to ensure that a progressive record of events, actions and decisions is kept;
including budgetary implications.
(f)Development of a logistics inventory,which lists personnel,physical facilities,
equipment, services and supplies.
Provisions for dealing effectively with all elements of emergency management,including prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.
Activation methods for external services and agencies,such as police,ambulance,fire, state emergency services and other facilities, and escalation processes to relevantState/Territory health departments.
Planning for the establishment and staffing of centres to carry out the additionaladministration,coordination and communication functions required during anemergency. The plan shall include an alternative site for the centre.
The centre and the alternate centre shall be equipped or capable of being equipped atshort notice with multimodal internal and external communications facilities.
Provision of a public information management system.
(k) Provision of a dedicated telephone number(s) reserved for use during the management
of the emergency.
A policy for release of information,including the title of the position authorized torelease the information and the nature of that information.
(m)Appropriate operational debriefing to be carried out following the event.
(n)Appropriate assessment measures,incorporating performance outcomes, by which the
actual or exercised performance of the plan can be appraised.
Provision of alerting systems,to ensure that all required personnel are easily andrapidly alerted.For this purpose, the utilization of existing facilities and systems needto be adopted wherever possible. The staff need to be alerted without undue alarm topatients and visitors.
(p)Provision of support to cope with a potential increase in workload during and
following the event. Monitoring staff fatigue and having staff changeover strategies.(q)Provision to ensure the security of the facility.
NOTE: lt is desirable that consideration is given to the ability to secure,lockdown or restrictaccess to the facility where appropriate during an emergency.
(r)Arrangements to replace used or damaged equipment.(s)Development of supplementary plans as appropriate.
3.2.2 Supplementary plans
Hazard analyses/risk assessment shall be undertaken for each facility. The outcomes ofthese analyses will depend on the facility’s function,location and environment.Followingthese analyses,the facility should identify those hazards that warrant specific planningwithin the facility’s emergency plans.
In some instances,particular hazards may warrant the development of specific plans.Examples of hazards that may require the development of supplementary plans are:

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