Reviewing emergency response procedures in a non-emergency situation is critical to ensure the plan works and everyone knows their role and expectations. Under times of stress, when every minute counts, forest workers should be confident putting the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) into action.
Testing out ERPs in a variety of settings helps workers, supervisors and first aid attendants keep their skills sharp. Drills also provide an opportunity to practice which helps lower response times and improves the effectiveness of emergency plans.
Including drills in monthly safety meetings helps to keep skills and knowledge current. Have a look at the links below for some ideas on monthly drills that will help improve your emergency response.