Introduction to this document

Emergencies checklist

If there’s a serious disturbance at or near your workplace, e.g. a fire, flood or terrorist threat, would a well-rehearsed plan of action fall into place or would the result be more chaotic? Use our checklist to test your arrangements.

Forward planning

Our Emergencies Checklist will help you to review your plans and preparations for the emergencies which could occur at your workplace.

It covers:

  • the emergency plan
  • procedures
  • allocation of responsibilities
  • training and drills
  • action for locations remote from emergency services
  • dangerous work environments
  • post-incident analysis
  • liaison with emergency services and neighbours
  • business continuity planning.