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Hazardous materials at work

In case of spills or leaks of hazardous materials at work

Remain calm - remember RACE

RESCUE

Rescue any people in immediate danger (only if it safe to do so).

ALARM

Raise the alarm

  • ring Triple Zero on 000
  • notify your switchboard
  • notify the staff member in charge

CONTAIN

Only if you are trained and it is safe to do so, then:

  • contain the danger area, and
  • attend to the emergency eg contain spill or leak, isolate gas and electricity etc.

EVACUATE

Evacuate staff/visitors to a safe assembly area.