It is a legal requirement for every workplace to have an emergency plan. Find out what the duties are for emergency plans, including for shared workplaces.
As the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), it is your duty to:
make an emergency plan, including an effective response to emergencies
test the plan
maintain the plan so that it’s always effective
arrange training for workers on the emergency plan and the procedures in it
implement the plan in an emergency and follow emergency services’ instructions.
For your full duties under law, see Regulation 43 of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations.
If you share WHS duties with other PCBUs in the workplace, you must coordinate with them for a master emergency plan.
The model Code of Practice: WHS consultation, cooperation and coordination has more on working with other PCBUs.