11.11. CRITIQUE OF RESPONSE AND FOLLOW-UP
Review the incident and revise all aspects of the ERP according to new site conditions and
lessons learned from the emergency response. When reviewing the information, consider typical
questions such as:
What caused the emergency?
Was it preventable? If so, how?
Were procedures for prevention of the emergency adequate? If not, how can they be
Were all phases of the response adequate? How could it have been improved?
How did the incident affect the site profile? How were other site cleanup activities
Was the public safety protected?
11.11.2. Maintaining Readiness
Before normal site activities are resumed, personnel should be fully prepared and equipped to
handle another emergency. Also, equipment and supplies should be restocked, damaged
equipment should be repaired or replaced, and equipment should be cleaned and refueled for
future use. A regular schedule should be established for testing and inspecting emergency
equipment and systems.
11.12. PPE AND EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT
An up-to-date list of all emergency equipment should be maintained. Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE) should be selected, sized, fitted, maintained and used in accordance with the
PPE section of the site-specific HASP. Additionally, PPE training should be conducted as
specified in the HASP training section. Individuals should receive required PPE training prior to
being allowed to perform work on site. A map that shows the location of emergency equipment
should be made readily available to all personnel.
Specific procedures for the maintenance, fueling, parking, and availability of regular equipment,
which doubles as emergency equipment, should be developed. Adoption of the following work
procedures should be considered:
Refuel all heavy equipment once the tanks have been lowered to one-half to one-quarter
Require equipment repairs to take place upon discovery;
Park similar pieces of heavy equipment (e.g., bulldozers, trucks, forklifts) in separate
locations, and do not use them at the same location at the same time;