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  • EMERGENCY AND INCIDENT RESPONSE PLAN

    Project: _________________

    Agency: ________________

  • Index

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    Contents Page No.

    1 Scope and Purpose

    3

    2 Definitions

    3-4

    Responsibilities

    4

    3.1 General Organisation

    4

    3.2 the Construction Manager

    4

    3.3 Health and Safety Manager

    4

    3.4 contractor and Construction Manager

    4

    3.5 First Aid Team 4

    3.6 The Emergency Response Team 4-5

    3.7 Duties of Safety Personnel not engaged in ERT 5

    4 Common Hazards 6

    5 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDELINES

    6

    5.1 Reporting and First Step Procedure

    7

    5.2 Emergency Response Guidelines

    7-16

  • 1 SCOPE AND PURPOSE

    This document is the Emergency Procedure and Incident Response Plan applicable for the Construction project (associated to the HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN).

    This document identifies the most common hazards that can occur on the

    construction site, the likelihood of their occurrence, the possible impact on

    the property and the estimated impact on health and safety.

    It defines the general provisions taken to cope with emergencies and it

    provides also detailed guidelines designed to better cope with natural,

    industrial, or medical emergencies that can take place during the

    construction, erection and commissioning phases.

    The guidelines describe the actions required by the personnel of the

    Contractor, Contractors, Sub-Contractors, and visitors in the event of a listed

    emergency.

    2 DEFINITIONS

    Sl.No. Definition

    1 Incident:

    A relatively insignificant event that might have serious consequences.

    2 Accident:

    An unforeseen event or one without an apparent cause, anything that

    occurs unintentionally, a misfortune or mishap, especially one causing

    injury or death.

    3 Hazard:

    Source or situation with a potential for harm in terms of injury or ill health,

    damage to property, damage to the workplace, the environment, or a

    combination of these.

    4 Hazard Identification:

    Process of recognizing that a hazard exists and defining its

    characteristics.

    5 Emergency Situation:

    A sudden occurrence, a combination of circumstances, a danger

    demanding immediate remedy or action.

  • 6 Medical Emergency:

    Critical: Patient has symptoms consistent with a life-threatening illness or

    injury with a high probability of death if immediate action is not taken

    7 Nominated Person: A person is nominated and entitled by the

    _____________________________ company Construction Manager to carry

    out emergency responses and ensure the safety of the personnel during

    an Emergency situation. The Nominated Persons are designated with

    reference to their knowledge and training (First-aid, fire fighting, etc). A

    list of the Nominated Persons with their assigned mission in case of

    emergency situations is established and updated when necessary.

    3 RESPONSIBILITIES

    3.1 General organization

    The Emergency Procedure and Response Plan are based on separate

    organizations, medical facilities and structures, with a cooperation and

    coordination unit: of the Emergency Response Team (ERT).

    Each Construction Contractor shall define and maintain its own organization

    and coordinate each other, especially in case of large emergency.

    3.2 The Construction Manager

    The Head Contractor Construction Manager serves as the Emergency

    Director and is responsible for:

    a) Approving the list of nominated persons - E.R.T. - (Emergency Response

    Team)

    b) Ensuring that the Emergency Procedures is issued and updated if

    necessary,

    c) Protecting the health and safety of all personnel, employees during

    emergency and accounting for all by conducting an assembly roll

    call,

    d) Authorizing the site-wide evacuation of personnel, as needed.

    e) Authorizing assistance from off-site emergency service organizations

    (e.g., ambulance companies, hospitals, health departments, fire

    brigade, law enforcement agencies

  • - Ensuring that a written report about the emergency situation has been

    drawn up.

    3.3 Safety In charge

    The Safety Incharge shall:

    a) Identify, evaluate, natural and industrial hazards and determine the

    likelihood of their occurrence, their impact on health and safety and

    on property,

    b) Ensuring that all personnel, employees, contractors and

    subcontractors have been provided with an initial site safety briefing

    and to communicate the nature, level and degree of hazards

    expected on site,

    c) Ensuring that first-aid training and qualification for E.R.T., H.C.

    Supervisors and Contractors & Sub-Contractors foremen involved on

    site activities have been provided,

    d) Ensuring that site personnel are aware and acquainted with all

    applicable emergency response guidelines and receive regular

    briefings when significant changes are made in the emergency

    procedures, safety plan(s) or the guidelines,

    3.4 Contractors Construction Managers

    The Contractors Project and/or Construction Managers are responsible for the

    Safety at work areas where they are executing the works, according to their

    own Health & Safety Plan and/or Emergency Response Plans which will be

    issued before the beginning of works and updated as required.

    They shall keep an injury and accident logbook for statistics.

    3.5 First aid team

    The project requires the establishment of first aid centre :

    3.6 The Emergency Response Team (E.R.T.)

    The Emergency Response Team includes people listed in Appendix 1.

    In case of Emergency, the E.R.T. personnel are notified via communication

    devices (mobile and/or fixed telephone, Walki/Talkie, etc., see appendix 1)

    and shall immediately go to the scene of an emergency in order to assess the

    situation and direct necessary immediate protective actions.

  • If the E.R.T. is unable to safely access the scene, they shall assemble at any

    other suitable location to determine where they will establish the command

    post.

    3.7 Duties of Safety Personnel Not Engaged in ERT

    Safety personnel not attached to the ERT will, depending on the place and

    the nature of emergency, take the following action:

    a) Ensure that all personnel in the respective areas have started to

    evacuate,

    b) If required, direct personnel in the safe direction up to the assigned

    Evacuation Assembly Area,

    c) Check for potentially dangerous situations directly or indirectly incurred

    by the evacuation process. Report these incidents immediately to

    Safety Officers so that necessary corrective actions shall be taken to

    safe the situation prior to return to work.

    4 COMMON HAZARDS

    A full analyse of all common hazards that may occur on sites or camps of this

    project during the work phase has been conducted in order to define the

    main and most important of them, and to classify them in terms of likelihood

    of occurrence, estimation of the impacts that they could bring on health and

    safety or on property.

    For those of these events which have been classified with a most likely

    occurrence and which present major impacts on both health & safety and

    on property, the issuing of Emergency Response Guidelines prior to their

    potential arising will facilitate the organization of the tasks and duties of the

    ERT. Common Emergencies are:

    Sl.No. Emergency Sl.No. Emergency

    1 Fall of Material/Men from Height

    5 Electric Shock

    2 Collapse of Scaffolding 6 Outbreak of fire

    3 Collapse of shuttering 7 Outbreak of fuel barrel while loading/unloading

    4 Cave-in of Earth

  • 5 EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND GUIDELINES

    5.1 Reporting and first steps procedure

    Any person witnessing an emergency situation or an unusual occurrence

    shall immediately call the E.R.T., i.e. :

    The E.R.T. shall immediately report to the area / building identified to assess

    the situation and direct necessary protective actions.

    Upon evacuation, the nominated person or next senior employee of each

    Evacuation Assembly Area defined by the Construction Contractor Manager

    shall perform accountability. This shall be performed quickly and the results

    shall be reported to the E.R.T.

    5.2 Emergency response guidelines

    The purpose of these guidelines is to establish standard procedures to follow in

    the event of the most likely and hazardous situations determined by the

    above analysis:

    A. Medical emergency

    B. Fire / Major structural fire

    A.Medical Emergency

    The purpose of this guideline is to establish a standard procedure to follow in

    the event a medical emergency occurs on the construction site. In the event

    of such an accident, the following procedures will be enacted:

    1. A person witnessing a medical emergency on site will immediately call the E.R.T. :

    The witness will not attempt to move seriously injured personnel, but, after

    calling for Help:

    a. Check if the accident scene is safe

    b. Provide first aid, only if trained so

    c. Wait for instructions from Medical Team (ambulance to be activated

    only on Doctors instructions;

    d.