Emergency Response Team members should be physically capable of carrying out such duties, and also able to think quickly and perform well under pressure. They need to be able to make decisions, such as when an emergency can be handled in-house, and when outside assistance will be required. Effective communication skills are vital, and an ability to work closely with management in order to coordinate emergency training amongst employees will be necessary. ERT members should be fully committed to all aspects of workplace safety.
Our ERT training program is designed to help you identify people within your organization who would be best suited to handle an emergency in your workplace, and then to train them in how to direct and respond to a site emergency. You should appoint an emergency response coordinator, and also make sure that you have a backup coordinator – this ensures that there is always someone available who is fully trained. Employees should know who these people are, and who is on duty at any given time.