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AS 4083-2010

[Pending Revision]

Planning for emergencies — Health care facilities

Sets out the procedures for health care facilities in the planning for, and responses to, internal and external emergencies. It also specifies response colour codes for use in a specific emergency.
Published: 09/08/2010
Pages: 24
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Table of contents
Cited references
Content history
Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Application
1.3 Referenced documents
1.4 Definitions
2 Emergency codes
2.1 General
2.2 Specific emergency
3 Emergency preparedness
3.1 General
3.2 Emergency plan
3.2.1 General
3.2.2 Supplementary plans
3.2.3 Coordination with other agency plans
3.3 Communication
3.4 Media management plan
3.5 Pharmaceuticals, supplies and equipment
4 Emergency management
4.1 General
4.2 Emergency Coordinator
4.3 Emergency Officers
5 Responding to specific emergencies
5.1 General
5.2 For fire/smoke (response colour code ‘red’)
5.2.1 General
5.2.2 Action plan
5.3 For medical emergency (response colour code ‘blue’)
5.3.1 General
5.3.2 Action plan
5.3.3 Trained staff
5.4 For bomb threat (response colour code ‘purple’)
5.4.1 General
5.4.2 Threats
5.4.3 Suspect objects Identifying an object as suspect Actions to be taken
5.4.4 Suspect mail articles
5.4.5 Evaluation General Actions
5.4.6 Notification
5.4.7 Search
5.4.8 Evacuation options General Limitations of total evacuation Partial evacuation
5.5 For infrastructure and other internal emergencies (response colour code ‘yellow’)
5.5.1 General
5.5.2 Electricity
5.5.3 Medical gases (oxygen, air, other gases and suction)
5.5.4 Water
5.5.5 Information Communication and Technology (ICT)
5.5.6 Hazardous substances incidents
5.5.7 Structural damage
5.6 For personal threat (armed or unarmed persons threatening injury to others or themselves, or illegal occupancy) (response colour code ‘black’)
5.6.1 General
5.6.2 Unarmed confrontation
5.6.3 Armed confrontation
5.6.4 Illegal occupancy
5.7 For an external emergency (response colour code ‘brown’)
5.7.1 General
5.7.2 Emergency plan
5.8 For evacuation (response colour code ‘orange’)
5.8.1 General
5.8.2 Assessing the situation
5.8.3 Authority to evacuate
5.8.4 Stages in evacuation
5.8.5 Egress routes
5.8.6 Other considerations
5.8.7 Patient care following evacuation
5.9 Clearing an emergency code
6 Debriefing and emergency plan review
6.1 Debriefing
6.1.1 Operational debriefing
6.1.2 Post-incident support
6.2 Emergency plan in review
7 Training
7.1 General
7.2 Training program
Appendix A
Appendix B
Cited references in this standard
Security for healthcare facilities, Part 2: Procedures guide
[Pending Revision]
Security risk management
Security for healthcare facilities, Part 1: General requirements
Guards and patrols
Planning for emergencies in facilities
Content history
DR AS 4083