Emergency Response Planning

How Inverroy helped expand EMEC’s emergency response capability, updating processes and stress testing the approach through round table and SIMEX training

At a Glance:

  1. Updating EMEC’s Emergency Response Plan introducing gold, silver and bronze team structures.
  2. Adopted a personal, relaxed approach to training and exercising to ensure maximum benefit for all, regardless of experience.
  3. Very positive feedback from all involved that has led to ongoing support from Inverroy and a likely next phase of the project to include Business Continuity considerations.

The Client:

Established in 2003, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd is an innovation catalyst pioneering the transition to a clean energy future.

EMEC is the world’s first and leading facility for demonstrating and testing wave and tidal energy converters – technologies that generate electricity by harnessing the power of waves and tidal streams – in the sea. The centre is also leading innovation projects exploring floating wind, the integration of renewables, green hydrogen, storage and e-fuels.

Their Challenge:

With a broad range of operational capabilities on geographically dispersed sites across the Orkney Islands and beyond, including hydrogen production and storage, EMEC needed to ensure that their Emergency Response Plans were not only scalable, flexible and robust but also fully embedded amongst the staff and able to cope with the challenging communications architecture of such remote locations.

Inverroy's Approach:

Inverroy worked closely with EMEC to fully understand the challenges they faced and update EMEC’s existing Emergency Response Plan, to ensure it is easy to understand and flexible enough to cover any incident. This involved working with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the opportunities and constraints of responding in a potentially remote island setting were captured.

Once developed, the updated draft ERP was tested at the same time as conducting staff familiarisation and training; using briefings, informal discussions, scenario-based discussions and, ultimately SIMEXs. The draft ERP was then revised, signed and ready for use.

The Result:

Established Gold, Silver and Bronze teams to split strategic, tactical and operational responses, and enable escalation as required. Checklists for each role were introduced.

Revised emergency response set up procedure, updating
internal communications processes to accommodate a dispersed, hybrid workforce, as well as providing guidance on gathering a team, room set up and initiating response protocols.

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