OFF-SITE EMERGENCY PLAN [DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN] FOR ERNAKULAM DISTRICT. Presentation by. K.M. AMANULLA KERALA STATE PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL & B. UMMER Sr. Jt. DIRECTOR OF FACTORIES AND BOILERS . Why off site emergency plans ?.
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OFF-SITE EMERGENCY PLAN
[DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN]
Fire, Explosion or release of toxic chemicals can affect areas both inside and outside of these industries.
Offsite emergency plan is prepared in anticipation of any such onsite events spreading outside the boundary of the industry.
Experience has shown that pre-planned and practiced procedures for handling an emergency can considerably reduce loss of life and minimize damage to property and environment.
As per the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989 and The Control of Major Industrial Accident Hazard (Kerala) Rules, 1993[Now amended as Kerala Factories(Major Accident Hazard Control)Rules 2005]
Providing information to all concerned on the estimated consequences.
Warning and advising people affected.
Mobilising on-site resources available in the industry to contain the emergencies.
Calling up assistance from district agencies.
Initiating and organizing effective evacuation of affected people.
Providing necessary first aid and other medical services.
Collecting data to plan for future course of action.
Co-ordinating action taken by various agencies.
The updated offsite emergency plan gives the action plan for the crisis management and specifies the functions of various agencies in the crisis management group.
The plan covers information on:-
Major Accident Hazard Installations
Chemical Data Sheets
Roles of service agencies like police, fire service and health services,
Role of Non Governmental Organisations,
First aid and antidotes,
The requirements in transportation of hazardous substances, etc
Development of new information and technology in the safety systems and the consequent major changes in the emergency plans of the individual units.
Amendment in the statutes.
Wireless communication facility.
Wireless equipped vehicle.
Copy of off-site emergency plan.
List of Telephone numbers, both official and residential, and residential addresses of officials notified in the Action Plan.
Details such as the quantity and location of availability of
Medicines for first aid
Fire fighting equipment
Chart depicting “Do’s” & “Don’ts”
Emergency power generator
On confirmation he shall contact immediately the District Emergency Controller (DEC), the District emergency coordinators and all other service agencies to move over to the situation.
The District Emergency Controller and other agencies shall move to the location and take charge of the situation as planned.
Maintain a continuous monitoring of the situation.
Ensure that causalities are receiving adequate attention and relatives are advised through District Information Officer.
Ensure availability of funds to meet the contingency.
Ensure that the affected persons are evacuated to the relief centres.
Report all significant developments to the District Emergency Controller.
Provide information in any subsequent enquiry into the cause and circumstances of the emergency.
Assess the damages caused in the disaster.
Prepare disaster planning sheet.
Arrange for evacuation of people on advice from District Emergency Controller or Emergency Coordinators.
Broadcast on advice from District Emergency Controller or Emergency Coordinators.
Provide emergency measure in the area with necessary facilities.
Make arrangements for food, medical & hygiene facilities.
Maintain telephone and other communication facilities in efficient working condition.
The following details are included in the Disaster Planning Sheet.
Nature of Disaster/Chemicals involved.
Name of the factory.
Date and time of occurrence.
If evacuation was done, was it done successfully, if not why?
Whether medicines were readily available, if not, note the items for which there was shortage.
Whether all the services could be mobilized in time, if not, the reasons thereof.
Whether on-site emergency controller informed the control room in time.
Whether the operator was available, if so whether District Emergency Controller and District Emergency Coordinators were informed in time, if not, why?
The emergency plan has to be tested for its efficiency by conducting mock drills
Major Mock-Drills were done for ammonia leakage at FACT, LPG fire at KRL
District Collector/ADM, CPC, SP(R) Divisional Fire officer,
Incident Controller of the Factory
Sr. Joint Director of
Controller of Explosive
Dist Supply Officer
on advice from
Fighting the fire
and preventing it
Stopping Gas and
to reduce effect of
gas and fumes
by the mishap
the cause of
List of Fire stations with telephones& facilities