Information sheet: Behavior in case of accidents and fire

Companies that make use of the counselling service "AUVAsicher" receive various materials that can be used to implement employee protection in their businesses.

Accidents can happen. In order to work safely and healthily, employees have to know how to behave in the event of an emergency. Emergency preparedness supports the efficient design of first aid and fire protection in the workplace.

The correct behavior in the event of accident or in case of fire can decide between life and death. As a rule of thumb, avoid any kind of panic and act calmly and deliberately. The information sheet of AUVAsicher provides a good overview of the code of conduct in dangerous situations.

AUVAsicher, a free consulting service of the Austrian Workers´ Compensation Board (AUVA), aims to improve safety and health in small and medium sized enterprises. The legal basis for the counsulting service is the Labour Protection Act (ArbeitnehmerInnenschutzgesetz, ASchG). Throughout Austria AUVAsicher employs around 270 preventive specialists. Preventive specialists are safety technicians and occupational physicians. Companies have to fulfill certain requirements in order to claim for the free counseling. They are not allowed to employ more than 50 employees. If the company operates branches at several locations, the number of employees may not exceed 250.

In the course of the consultation, the AUVAsicher counsellors help the companies to identify safety deficiencies, hazards and health hazards and suggest possible improvements. They support the employer in workplace evaluation as well as in fulfilling legal obligations and investing in employee protection.

Link to the website of AUVAsicher


Information sheet: Behavior in case of accidents and fire (German version)

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