11.0 Emergency Preparedness and Response

Requirements for Emergency Preparedness and Response

For each Coulson road construction, harvesting and forest management operation, the company is responsible for establishing and maintaining 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 bulk fuel tanks and equipment are up to standard and that Special Operating Procedures (SOPs) are implemented for Spill Management, Spill Reporting, and Fire Prevention and Suppression. The Company shall prepare an annual Fire Preparedness Plan for all operations and activities planned for the season. The plan is to include emergency fire tool caches, fire weather station locations, a company duty roster and emergency contacts for support and assistance.

The Company has implemented the Coulson Group of Companies Fuel Management Standard to ensure all bulk fuel tanks and equipment are up to standard and that Special Operating Procedures (SOPs) are implemented for Spill Management, Spill Reporting, and Fire Prevention and Suppression. The Company shall prepare an annual Fire Preparedness Plan for all operations and activities planned for the season. The plan is to include emergency fire tool caches, fire weather station locations, a company duty roster and emergency contacts for support and assistance.

Roles and Responsibilities in Emergencies

The roles and responsibilities of key personnel, employees and contractors for emergency situations are included in the Spill Management and Fire Prevention and Suppression SOPs. The Fire Preparedness Plan outlines detailed responsibilities for key staff, operational maps, emergency contacts and support, procedures for fire suppression and location of equipment for fire emergencies.

Testing and Training

Basic oil spill prevention and spill cleanup training will be provided to all chargehands, employees and contractors. Such training shall include a review of the Spill Management and Spill Reporting SOP and the use of on site spill kits.

Training in Fire Preparedness and Basic Fire Suppression and Safety (S100-Refresher) is to be provided annually to Coulson Group of Companies Timberland employees and contractors.

A training a record of personnel trained will be completed and reported on-line. The chargehand must ensure that pumps are tested and that a Fire Practice as set out in the Coulson “Forest Fire Suppression drill/practice protocol” are held during high fire danger periods and at regular intervals as specified by the Forestry Manager to meet Fire Prevention Regulation requirements.