Process Safety Management - Online - Module 13 - Emergency Arrangements

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Module 13 - Emergency Arrangements is part of the full Process Safety Management eLearning package, which provides an integrated overview of the 20 elements in 15 modular presentations sessions which are each 45 minutes in length.

This module can be undertaken as an individual module or altogether as a package on the EI’s learning management system, with recorded presentations and exercises taught by a leading expert in process safety and a former deputy director of the UK Health & Safety Executive. Learning Objectives:

• Understand why Emergency Arrangements have to match the major incident scenarios present at a facility
• Recognise the need for effective decision making by key responders in a developing emergency situation
• Appreciate the need for routine practices and drills to test the emergency response arrangements

Key Points to cover:

• Purpose: To ensure that the plant and operations can be safely shut down when control or containment is lost. To ensure people and the environment are safeguarded in the event of an emergency. To support effective clean up and restoration following a major incident.

• Learning Points:
o Structured emergency plan in place
o Plan based on all foreseeable major accident / incident scenarios
o Roles and responsibilities for actions and decision making during an emergency clearly set out – command and response structure
o Emergency arrangements cover on-site and off-site effects / impact
o Relationship with external emergency services / responders clearly set out – who does what / when and what information exchange needed
o Means of raising alarm and safe routes of evacuation set out
o Emergency arrangements / actions set out in induction training
o Specification and maintenance of emergency equipment including siting and capacity eg cooling water, fire water mains and fire monitors
o Routine practices and drills undertaken, including periodic involvement of external emergency services
o Feedback and review following drills and practices
o Assessment occupied buildings and risks to occupants in an emergency. Safeguarding of essential control room personnel if required to facilitate safe shut down
o Effective secondary and tertiary containment in place to prevent off site risks

Tutor profile:

Ian Travers

Ian is a world expert on process safety management, leadership and the establishment and implementation of key performance indicators for major hazard industries, Ian holds the Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Franklin Medal for his outstanding contribution to Process Safety.

Ian was the former Deputy Director (Chemical Regulation) UK Health and Safety Executive and has over twenty-five years’ experience in the regulation of chemical and major hazard industries and in the investigation of major incidents to discover the underlying causes. He is an expert on process safety management, leadership and the establishment and implementation of key performance indicators for major hazard industries. Ian holds the Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Franklin Medal for his outstanding contribution to Process Safety.

Ian has over twenty five years’ experience in the regulation of chemical and major hazard industries and in the investigation of major incidents to discover the underlying causes. He led the joint HSE and industry response to the major fire and explosion at the Buncefield fuel depot in the UK and established the UK Process Safety Leadership Group.
He also chaired the international expert panel to publish the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines on Process Safety Governance which is now the global benchmark on Process Safety Leadership and is also a member of the Energy Institute process safety committee.

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