The foundation of emergency response planning takes a line from the Boy Scouts: Be Prepared. Plants invest a lot of resources to training and safe-keeping employees, equipment, materials and the community.
Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), the burden of informing the local community of risks and emergencies at your facility lies with the company. After plant managers write detailed plans that list the protocols and responsibilities for response and communication, WIN-911 can offer an extra layer of security. WIN-911’s automated process ensures the right channels of communication are open and Standard Operating Procedures are followed should an issue occur with plant operations, the SCADA system or as a result of an act of nature or terrorism.
WIN-911’s intelligent decision logic can be expanded so first responders, local officials and nearby residents are notified should a threat be escalated to an emergency or life-threatening situation. WIN-911 can call community emergency response resources to assist with the event and also warn residents to evacuate or stay away from the situation.
Safety is a priority for every plant. No one wants to be responsible for injuries or accidents at their facility. And thanks to the speed of worldwide social media communications, a shortcut can not only bring harm and hefty regulatory fines, but also be a public relations nightmare.
Learn more about how WIN-911 keeps you informed and proactive.