Emergency situations must be dealt with appropriately. Every organisation is required to take the initial actions in the event of an emergency situation before the professional emergency services take over. It is essential for the risks to be known, and for the handling scenarios to be appropriate and as simple as possible. Effectiveness is paramount, but cost awareness also plays an important role.
Royal HaskoningDHV has many years of experience in drafting emergency response plans for various sectors, such as onshore and offshore industry, healthcare, pharmacy and education. Our experts and consultants serve organisations from these sectors with efficient Emergency Response solutions, also for complex situations. They have a profound knowledge of processes and systems underlying these emergency response plans. This knowledge stems from an integral approach to related issues, such as licensing work or Risk Assessments or business continuity.
When a situation is unmanageable and escalates into a crisis, normal business operations are jeopardised. Royal HaskoningDHV also supports organisations in the preparation of a crisis plan. A crisis plan identifies the critical aspects, which allows the organisation to be prepared in advance. This may be significant for the company's survival.
Royal HaskoningDHV bases the preparation of emergency response plans and crisis plans on the following process. First, the risks are identified, after which the emergency response organisation is coordinated and a basic plan is set up. This is followed by training and exercises and the implementation of measures to ensure continuous improvement and business continuity.
Following this approach and having an emergency response plan in place has many advantages for your organisation:
- The emergency response organisation is prepared;
- Compliance with legislation, up-to-date safety knowledge;
- Never falling behind thanks to effective management;
- Cost reduction;
- Reviews are performed regularly;
- Update when required.
Mirjam van der Velde
Senior HSE Consultant management