EMERGENCY AND INCIDENT RESPONSE PLAN
Contents Page No.
1 Scope and Purpose
3.1 General Organisation
3.2 the Construction Manager
3.3 Health and Safety Manager
3.4 contractor and Construction Manager
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
5.1 Reporting and First Step Procedure
5.2 Emergency Response Guidelines
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
A relatively insignificant event that might have serious consequences.
An unforeseen event or one without an apparent cause, anything that
occurs unintentionally, a misfortune or mishap, especially one causing
injury or death.
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
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.
3.1 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
b) Ensuring that the Emergency Procedures is issued and updated if
c) Protecting the health and safety of all personnel, employees during
emergency and accounting for all by conducting an assembly roll
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
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
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
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
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
A. Medical emergency
B. Fire / Major structural fire
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;