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9.1 Policy

The British Columbia Conservation Foundation is committed to controlling hazards in the workplace; however it is prudent to plan for emergencies to mitigate the suffering and loss. BCCF has developed an Emergency Preparedness Program to provide a standardized method for handling emergency situations.

9.2 Responsibilities

Management

  • Ensure implementation of the Emergency Preparedness Program.
  • Ensure emergency response training is conducted.
  • Ensure emergency response drills are held at a minimum annually.
  • Participate in emergency response drills.

Supervisors

  • Ensure emergency response plan is implemented.
  • Follow emergency response plan.
  • Participate in emergency response drills.

Workers

  • Participate in emergency response drills.
  • Follow emergency response plan.

9.3 Program Overview

All worksites require an emergency response plan. There are two kinds of emergency response plans at BCCF; fixed location plans and field level plans.

Fixed Location Emergency Response Plan

When: Created when the site opens.

Who: Activity completed by the Safety Coordinator and JOHSC representative.

Tool: Fixed Location Emergency Response Plan.

Review: Reviewed and revised if required:

  • Annually.
  • After a workplace incident.

Documentation: A copy of the emergency response plan will be posted on the office/site bulletin board. A record of the emergency response plan will be kept electronically on the BCCF server.

Field Level Emergency Response Plan

When: Before a project begins which is using one or all of the following: SafetyLine, inReach devices, satellite phones.

Who: Activity completed by supervisors and workers.

Tool: Field Level Emergency Response Plan.

Review: Reviewed and revised if required:

  • Annually
  • After a workplace incident.

Documentation: A copy of the emergency response plan will be kept by the crew throughout the work term. An electronic copy will be kept on the BCCF server.

Emergency Response Drill

When: Conducted at a minimum, annually at each fixed workplace.

Who: Activity organized by the site emergency coordinator.

Tool: Emergency Response Drill Report.

Review: Reviewed by management and revised if required.

Documentation: An electronic copy will be kept on the BCCF server.