WORKSHOP – 17 MAY 2018: Emergency Planning and Response to Incidents






Presented by the

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

 In association with

Proud Principal Partner – Peter J Ramsay & Associates

Peter J Ramsay & Assoc


8.45am for 9.00am – 4.00pm
17 May 2018


Is your current Emergency Response Plan adequate to protect your employees, the community, property and the environment at an incident at your site or workplace? 

Organisations must ensure –

  • They are familiar with emergency response laws,  
  • Emergency Response Plans are appropriate to their organisation,
  • Adequate emergency preparedness training for staff, and
  • They are meeting their Emergency Response obligations. 

Often organisations do find that when they are put to the test, their emergency preparedness fails to meet their own expectations, the expectations of the authorities and emergency services bodies.  For Emergency Response Plans to remain current and effective, they MUST be reviewed on a regular basis and revised where necessary. 

To assist you and your organisation to manage this issue, the Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN) together with the experts have developed this Workshop to ensure organisations have the tools necessary to develop, update and implement adequate Emergency Response Plans.  The Workshop will provide a legal, regulatory and practical understanding of emergency management from an occupational, health, safety and environment perspective.


The Workshop will include –

  • Your legal obligations in emergencies from across jurisdictions
  • Emergency management from an occupational health and safety perspective
  • Expectations of the authorities (including fire authorities) when attending your site during an incident
  • The steps to understand the requirements for Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) at an incident
  • Guidance to developing, updating and implementing an Emergency Response Plan, including –
    • Emergency management process
    • The role and responsibilities in emergency management
    • The risk and issues for businesses to consider as part of their emergency response plan
    • Emergency management concepts and principles
    • Emergency management structure and organisational responsibilities
    • Prevention and preparedness
    • Risk management
    • Emergency management planning and training
    • Information management
  • Case Study:  
    • Metropolitan Fire Brigade Melbourne (MFB)
    • Qenos – Emergency management major hazard facility.  



Personnel responsible for –

  • Health, Safety, Environment, 
  • Risk Managers,
  • Emergency response co-ordinators,
  • Site Managers 
  • Operational managers
  • Production managers
  • and others responsible for Emergency response within their organisation…



  • FacilitatorTina Khoury, CEO Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
  • Peter Ramsay – Managing Director and Auditor, Peter J Ramsay & Assoc
  • Greg Oldfield – Senior Occupational Health, Safety and Hygiene Consultant, Peter J Ramsay & Assoc
  • Gabrielle Guthrie – Principal, Guthrie Legal
  • Kaitlyn Gulle – Senior Associate Workplace Relations & Safety, Lander & Rogers
  • Frank Besanko –  Commander, Metropolitan Fire Brigade Melbourne (MFB)
  • Paul Kennedy – Process Safety Engineer, Qenos



Participants will have the knowledge and understanding to apply these broad principles of emergency management at their site and/or workplace.



A comprehensive set of course notes will be provided to all delegates as well as the opportunity to Network with presenters and delegates during AEBN’s Networking refreshment breaks (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).



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