Emergency Response Planning constitutes for each site:
- an essential tool in order to control and circumscribe possible incidental events related to the management of the site itself;
- an effective emergency response procedure that defines roles, responsibilities and tasks for each company function, with particular regard to those related to reporting and dealing with emergencies.
Therefore, the main objectives identified by TECSA in the elaboration of the Internal Emergency Plans are:
- controlling and circumscribing any emergency situation (including threats and breaches of security) by defining the criteria for the coordination of personnel and the use of facilities and means to deal with any dangerous situations, while awaiting the intervention of the Fire Brigade, the Police, other Authorities and/or the companies that have an agreement for the securing and restoration of the area;
- ensure that people potentially involved in the occurrence of an incident at the site are adequately informed and trained on safety measures and the correct behaviour to adopt;
- to ensure timely communication to the relevant Authorities of all the information necessary for the implementation and management of territorial emergency plans (“external” emergency plans);
- safeguarding man inside and outside the plant, guaranteeing a safe and orderly exodus of personnel from the workplace in case of danger and providing immediate assistance to people involved in accidents;
- minimize damage to property and the environment;
- ensure collaboration with the bodies that intervene to deal with the emergency;
- to restore and clean up the environment after an accident.
Over the years TECSA S.r.l. has acquired particular experience in the development of emergency and evacuation plans for chemical and manufacturing industries, manned off-shore installations, critical infrastructures (airports and railway stations), hospitals and nursing homes. The elaboration of emergency plans, in the presence of complexity, is supported by numerical simulation of human behaviour through specially developed calculation codes. TECSA S.r.l. operates mainly with the Pedestrian Dynamics code of IncontrolSimulation, a company with which an important commercial partnership is active; this tool is not only used for activities connected with safety verification but also for the study of flows under normal operating conditions for the design of the infrastructure or its modification.