Emergency Response Planning

For every location of the company, where the occurrence of an incident (such as building fires or landslides in open pit mines after heavy rains) is possible, corresponding operational emergency response plans exist. These support the company in dealing with these disasters systematically and successfully as well as protect the lives of employees, visitors and contractors. Based on the identification and analysis of possible scenarios, strategies to cope with the emergency have been developed. Thus in case of occurrence the right countermeasures can be initiated because the measures taken in the first minutes after the emergency case determine the success or failure in coping with the situation. The highest priority has always the protection of life. Not until then the stabilization of the disaster and minimizing of the damage may take place.

Possible protection measures and countermeasures in an emergency
·        Immediate warning and evacuation of the affected persons
·        Setup and show sufficient escape and rescue routes
·        Creation of operating instruction for dealing with accidents and fires
·        Search for shelters and collecting points
·        Training and nomination of emergency teams (occupational first aider, fire protection assistants an evacuation assistants)
·        Providing of necessary equipment (smoke detector, fire extinguisher, first aid kits, self-rescuer, fire blanket etc.)
·        Immediate warning and evacuation of the affected persons
·        Setup and show sufficient escape and rescue routes
In developing of an emergency response plan, the following 9 steps must be followed: 9 Schritte The potential hazards, which have to be considered when developing an emergency response plan, are listed in the chart below. berücksichgende Gefährdungen