11.0 Emergency Preparedness and Response

Requirements for Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans

Each manufacturing operation and HQ Administration shall establish and maintain an emergency preparedness and response plan containing procedures developed for responding to potential accidents and emergencies identified at the operation. These plans must be reviewed periodically and revised. where necessary particularly after the occurrence of accidents or emergency situations. Such plans shall include:

The Company has implemented the Coulson Group of Companies Fuel Management Standard to ensure all tanks and equipment are up to standard and Special Operating Procedures (SOPs) are in place for Spill Management, Spill Reporting, and the Coulson Manufacturing and HQ office Emergency Response Plans is understood by all personnel at each site. These are designed to correspond with identified operations and activities that have the potential to cause a significant environmental impact or jeopardize personnel safety should an incident occur. Emergency Preparedness includes identifying potential risks and providing procedures efficient and most importantly, safe emergency response. Response procedures address possible accidental spills, equipment failure and fire occurrence.

Roles and Responsibilities in Emergencies

The roles and responsibilities of employees and chargehands for emergency situations are included in the Spill Management SOP and Emergency Response Plans.

Testing and Training

Basic oil spill management and emergency response training shall be provided to all chargehands, key employees and contractors. The training shall include a review of the Spill Management, Spill Reporting SOP, use of the spill kit and a review of the Emergency Response Plan. At regular intervals, the Mill Manager is to conduct an emergency response drill to test procedures (evacuation signal horn and crew marshalling). The HQ office staff are to be trained and familiar with the HQ Emergency Response Plans.