Rescue plan for residential property
The rescue plan for a residential property prepares by anticipating dangerous situations. The owner of the property is responsible for the rescue plan. The board of the housing company is responsible for the rescue plan.
The objective in drawing up a rescue plan is to
- identify a residential property’s risks and prepare for them
- anticipate injuries and accidents effectively
- ensure that people know how to act correctly in dangerous situations.
A rescue plan functions appropriately when it is regularly kept up to date and all the residents study it carefully.
By law, a rescue plan must be drawn up for a residential building in which there are at least three residential units. It is drawn up in writing. The owner of the building or person responsible for it is responsible for the plan.
In a housing company, the owner of the property is the housing company and it must decide about drawing up the plan and communicating it to the residents. The housing company is also responsible for ensuring that the safety of the property is checked regularly. If recommendations or proposals for change are recorded in the rescue plan, the housing company is responsible for ensuring that action is taken.
The rescue plan should record:
- basic information about the property
- contact details for the people and bodies responsible for safety
- information about special risks, such as inflammable construction material, paucity of exits or residents’ mobility problems.
In addition, the plan should record:
- how the risks identified in the property can be managed
- what to do in order that the risks do not occur
- how to prepare for exceptional situations
- how residents are told about the plan and
- how the rescue plan is maintained?
The rescue plan should be updated once a year.
When a housing company draws up a rescue plan, it specifies at the same time, who is or are the people responsible for the safety of the property. If you are elected as the person responsible for safety you can ask for guidance with respect to safety issues from the local rescue services. The Rescue Associations also provide training for those responsible for safety.