Healthcare - Colour Code Warning System
A recognised standard within healthcare facilities in Australia is the colour coded emergency response system. This system forms part of healthcare facilities Emergency Procedures Manual (EPM). Each colour helps define the actions and activities required of staff when responding and managing an incident.
These procedures are divided into a colour coded system:
|RED||Code Red ? Fire / Smoke|
|ORANGE||Code Orange - Evacuate|
|BLUE||Code Blue ? Medical / First Aid emergencies|
|YELLOW||Code Yellow ? Failure or threat of failure to essential services|
|BROWN||Code Brown ? External Emergencies|
|PURPLE||Code Purple - Bomb Threat|
|BLACK||Code Black ? Personal Threat to others or self|
In addition the established system has been expanded to include additional codes for specific emergencies as listed below;
|GREEN||Code Green ? Correctional Health Services Emergency|
|GREY||Code Grey ? Unarmed Threat|
How Maintenance Essentials can help
Maintenance Essentials assists organisations through an emergency control organisation document and develop emergency procedures manuals . These manuals form the basis for implementing workplace and emergency preparedness training. For more information, contact our sales & support team on 1300 30 88 22 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AS 4083-1997 Planning for Emergencies ? Health Care Facilities
AS 3745-2002 Emergency Control organization and procedures for buildings, structures and workplaces.