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.