Guidance and toolkit for training on emergency decision making in loss of containment incidents

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  • Published: May 2017
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852938409
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

Guidance & toolkit for LOC incidents coverMajor accidents have highlighted the critical importance of the decisions made on how to respond to a developing loss of containment (LOC).

This technical publication outlines the training on front line and managerial safety decision making and dynamic risk assessment in LOC incidents. It includes guidance and a toolkit to assist those involved in the management of emergencies at facilities with a potential for accidents involving LOC of hazardous materials, flammable or toxic, that may cause death or serious injury to people. The primary focus is facilities within the energy industry, although the guidance may be relevant to all process industries with the potential for similar accidents.

This technical publication outlines a process and gives general guidance based on the lessons learned from past incidents, regulatory requirements for emergency response planning and training, plus previous work on effective training methods. The guidance and toolkit are high-level and generic; individual facilities should use and adapt this guidance and toolkit to develop their own plans, procedures and training that are specific to their situation.

The guidance provides information on:

  • design of emergency response;
  • training for front-line operators and management in incident response;
  • design and running of exercises;
  • methods of reinforcing training (drills, toolbox talks, etc.), and
  • moving from generic guidance and toolkit to facility-specific procedures.

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