TT Club - Consideration of emergencies

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When things go wrong, an incident occurs, there inevitably is a response. The degree of severity will generally be commensurate with the diligence in creating, documenting, reviewing, testing and communicating a response plan – hopefully.

An ICHCA International briefing pamphlet entitled “Emergency Plans”, published in revised form a decade ago, identified a number of events that could necessitate activating an emergency plan, and included injuries, damage, fire or explosion, spillage or release of toxic or flammable substances (liquid or gas), collisions and extreme meteorological conditions. The thinking in relation to this last aspect was incorporated in the joint TT Club and ICHCA publication “Windstorm II”.

But does this list cover all the eventualities of our rapidly changing world? In recent times some of the most notable news items have covered such events as mass shootings, cyber-attacks and bombings.

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