Campus Energy adheres to the concepts of the Incident Command System (ICS). The ICS structure is applicable to all types and scales of emergencies. It provides a common organizational structure designed to aid the management of resources at emergency incidents.
Campus Energy has Emergency Response Plans (ERP) in place to ensure our people are prepared to respond to all hazards associated with our operating areas and associated plants by:
For privacy and security reasons, sensitive information within these plans have been redacted or omitted. Requests for Emergency Management information through the Campus Energy website and/or 24 hr emergency line will be directed to the Manager, Health and Safety. All requests will be addressed in a timely and professional manner. As part of our commitment to continuously improve, the ERP information is reviewed and updated annually. Public Awareness Information Packages detailing our products and the hazards associated with them are prepared and distributed to area residents, landowners, and stakeholders.
Campus Energy’s emergency management plans are just one component of the overall emergency management program. The emergency management program is part of the integrated operational management system. The management system provides a framework for consistency of the various programs and integration of required components where possible.
Campus Energy ERPs comply with,
Campus Energy’s policy commits:
The primary goal is to identify potential deficiencies and hazards and prevent them from becoming incidents. The goal of the emergency management program is to identify and prepare for potential emergencies, and provide protection from all hazards to people, the environment, and property.
The objectives of this program are to:
Public consultation and involvement in emergency response planning and management is key to informing residents and stakeholders of potential hazards and the emergency procedures they may need to follow. Campus Energy provides Public Awareness Information Packages (PAIP) to residents and sensitive stakeholders within their area of operation. At a minimum, the PAIP will include information on,
At the onset of any emergency that affects the public and/or the environment, or that causes significant property damage, Campus Energy will provide the media and the public with information promptly and continue to provide updates as new details become available.
Campus Energy Assets have identified, classified and risk-ranked all hazards for each asset. This has been completed by utilizing a Hazard Risk Vulnerability and Criticality Assessment tool. The process entails the identification of all actual and potential hazards from various hazard categories. These hazards are then assessed based on the likelihood and consequence of occurrence, the resulting risk is then recorded and prioritized for each facility or area of operation.
Once the initial response actions have mitigated the hazards and operational control is regained, the process begins of determining what happened and how to prevent it from re-occurring. Campus Energy Investigates all incidents and close calls, or in conjunction with regulatory and third-party investigations. Campus Energy Incident Investigations will utilize the H&S Incident Management Process & Procedures. All notifications and reporting requirements to be followed are identified in the Incident Management Procedure.
Third party response agencies, applicable service providers, and government agencies are invited to observe, participate, and provide feedback on response capabilities and actions. Training activities with response agencies and service providers may also include worker involvement with third party training and exercises, and pre incident planning activities with potential responders.
All Campus Energy employees are trained in Incident Command Systems utilizing recognized ICS courses and facilitators. Most provinces/territories have designated an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) as the responsible organization for ICS within their jurisdictional boundaries.
Emergency response exercises prepare employees to respond effectively should an emergency occur. Where appropriate, external emergency response organizations are encouraged to attend and participate in Campus Energy’s exercises. The annual emergency response exercise activities are documented and reviewed to identify deficiencies and opportunities for improvement.