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Standard 10

Crisis and Emergency Management


Procedures and resources are in place to effectively respond to crisis and emergency situations to protect staff, interested parties, and the environment. Threats and risks to personnel, assets, operations, and the environment are identified while actions and safeguards are implemented to manage them.

Performance Objectives

Processes are in place to meet the following requirements:

Identify potential incidents, emergency situations, and security threats along with their HSE impacts, including those associated with external activities.
Implement controls appropriate and practicable for the levels of risk assessed to the activities.
Plans that define responses to foreseeable scenarios are documented, accessible, and communicated.
Roles, responsibilities, and authorities for staff and subcontractors in responding to emergencies and security threats are documented, communicated, and understood.
Resources and emergency command centers required for emergency and security response are identified, maintained, tested, and readily available.
Emergency and Security Plans are maintained through annual reviews and regular drills and exercises to validate controls and preventative measures, including liaison with and involvement of, external support.
Personnel are adequately trained to both understand the regulatory requirements and apply the necessary controls and preventive measures as described in the Plans.
Lessons from emergency and security response drills, exercises, and incidents are documented, communicated, and incorporated into plans and resources.
Comply with all government and maritime security regulations.