Comply with emergency procedures

URN: euswo52
Business Sectors (Suites): Waste Resource Operations Management
Developed by: Energy & Utility Skills
Approved on: 01 Nov 2017


This standard is for anyone who works and defines the competences required in order to comply with emergency procedures as they occur. It covers responding to and raising the alarm, alerting others and minimising the effect of an emergency as well as reporting any acts of

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

Respond to emergency situations

  1. identify and evaluate situations that have the potential to affect the

    safety of yourself and others

  2. report the situation immediately to the relevant person(s)

  3. seek assistance from the relevant person(s) where you cannot

    rectify the situation

  4. promptly act to minimise the risk to people and the environment in

    line with your job responsibilities and organizational procedures

  5. comply with emergency evacuation procedures if required in line

    with your organisational procedures

  6. complete any required documentation on line with health and

    safety, legislative and organisational requirements

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

You need to know and Emergencies

  1. how to identify an emergency situation

  2. your organisation's emergency response procedures

  3. evacuation procedures of your workplace/site

  4. changes that may be required to the operation of your workplace/site

    as a result of an emergency situation

  5. how and when to liaise with emergency services

  6. the reporting lines within your organisation

  7. the limits of your own responsibility

  8. your organisational recording procedures


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





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Indicative Review Date

01 Nov 2021





Originating Organisation

Energy & utility skills

Original URN


Relevant Occupations

Public Services, Public Services and Care

SOC Code



Emergency; Procedures; Waste; Management; First aider; Major service failure; Emergency services; Environment; Environmental damage; Hazards