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EL-026       Reviewed 18/07/2021
RM-004-00: Emergency Management
(National Regulations – regulation 18, schedule 1 cl 26)
There is no point waiting for something to go wrong before deciding how to respond to unwanted events.
Knowing how to respond to an emergency significantly aids response times of emergency services and limit the potential consequences of the emergency.
The law requires OTHR to have a risk-based emergency management plan for their operations. There are a number of components to the pan which must be included. These include that the plan is:
• Prepared in consultation with emergency services (and any other party) that are likely to attend an emergency;
• Kept up to date with the law;
• Provided to the relevant emergency services and others who are likely to attend;
• Tested; and
• Used when an emergency occurs.
Anyone who performs any type of work for the operator on site must:
• Have access to the plan;
• Understand the plan;
• Be trained in and may be required to implement the plan.
Any person who has a role or responsibilities in plan should comply with those.
Associated Documents
RM-004-00 Emergency Management 01072021
RM-004-01 Emergency Management Procedure 01072020
RM-003-03 Hazardous-Materials-Table-18072021

OTHR has an emergency management plan in their SMS specifically for the re-construction and operation phase where the work area covered by Stage One is from the buffer stop within Oberon Yard to Hazelgrove station yard. This section covers about 5.6km of line that is accessible from public roads.

Section Control

Stage one has been divided into two sections. These have been given the following colours to identify the areas and the specific access points.

Red           Oberon Station to the Tip road.

White       Tip Road to Hazelgrove Station.

The Site Manager or Team Leader will notify the emergency services in the event of a serious non life threatening injury or incident.

Resources:

Other  Associated Documents:

IM-001 Incident Emergency Contact List150816

SOP-014 Emergency Procedures 29th March 2019

Last updated: July 23, 2021 at 9:39 am