C2.9.12 Emergency Preparedness and Response


An EMS should also consider what may go wrong and have both preventative and contingency measures in place to deal with such events. Just as organisations consider what they would do in the event of a fire (fitting fire alarms, fire extinguishers, holding fire drills and training personnel), organisations should consider environmental emergencies. For example, alarms may be fitted to bulk tanks to alert if there is a leak, spill kits and drain covers may need to be provided and certain staff will require training.