Emergency Planning

In the event of an emergency, having an emergency plan in place can help protect personnel and the environment by minimizing the duration and severity of the event.

While there are regulatory requirements to develop emergency plans, it falls on the operator or owner of the site to develop the details of the plan, often working with outside bodies, such as dedicated emergency response organizations.

Geosyntec has many years of experience assisting clients in the preparation of emergency response plans for major events, and can help clients:

  • Identify potentials events;
  • Develop emergency response;
  • Liaison with outside bodies;
  • Assess domino effects to adjacent facilities;
  • Facilite workforce and stakeholder consultation; and
  • Develop training and exercises.

Effective hazard mitigation planning requires comprehensive hazard identification and risk assessment. Geosyntec’s breadth of experience helps clients understand both man-made hazards, such as process or petrochemical plants, and natural events such as earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes.

In addition to developing a specific emergency plan, Geosyntec can provide supporting clients in areas such as:

  • Project risk auditing: defining potential risks associated with major infrastructure projects;
  • Loss estimation: as a result of major seismic or meteorological events;
  • Casualty modeling;
  • Research and development: helping regulators stay abreast of latest industry developments; and
  • Methodology development - helping governments prioritize their planning efforts and the production of codes, standards, and approved guidance.

Lead Consultants

  • Ian Herbert
    Ian Herbert is a Principal Engineer based in England with more than 30 years of professional experience in process safety including the identification of major accident hazards through risk assessm ...
  • Dale Prokopchak, CIH, CSP
    Dale Prokopchak is a Principal Industrial Hygienist and Occupational Safety Specialist with more than 30 years of experience as a leader in industrial hygiene, safety, corporate environmental, heal ...
  • Andrew Morrison, CEng.
    Andrew Morrison is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in England with more than 28 years of experience in civil and structural engineering, structural dynamics, risk assessment, and engineerin ...
  • Caroline Field, C.Eng., P.E.
    Caroline Field is a Principal Civil Engineer with more than 20 years of professional experience in the de­sign and analysis of a wide range of structures for the built environment. She specializes ...
  • Duncan Talbert, FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland)
    Duncan Talbert is a Principal Technical Safety Engineer based in Scotland with more than 20 years of experience focused on major hazards management for offshore and onshore oil and gas production a ...
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Geosyntec is a specialized consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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