It has been reported that more than 20 people have been injured when a fire broke out at Sasol’s synthol plant in Secunda, Mpumalanga.
Sasol spokesperson Elton Fortuin said “Around 23 employees were treated at the local medical station, mostly for smoke inhalation. No employees were hospitalised”.
In this instance emergency protocols were adhered to following the evacuation of employees, subsequently leading to no loss of lives.
Nobody expects an emergency or disaster – especially one that affects them, their employees, and their business personally. Yet the simple truth is that emergencies and disasters can strike anyone, anytime, and anywhere. You and your employees could be forced to evacuate your place of work when you least expect it. Know your duties as an employer and employee to ensure, that if an incident is to occur, you will react accordingly thus reducing potential damage to persons and property.