What is purpose of the pre accident plan?

There are several reasons for creating a pre-accident plan in the workplace:

  • A pre-accident plan creates awareness of dangers in the workplace, which can actually prevent accidents from occurring.
  • A pre-accident plan prepares company leaders and employees for an accident. When an accident occurs, panic is a common response. If no plan is in place, panic and a disorganized response are more likely.
  • A pre-accident plan reduces confusion that occurs after an accident, and assigning specific roles individuals helps keep the situation under control.
  • A pre-accident plan can reduce injury or damage, because it properly prepares leaders and employees to respond.
  • A pre-accident plan allows for a more thorough investigation, which can prevent future incidents.