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Emergency Response Plan Fulfills FAA Requirements

Coordination of ERP in Automatoin Tool

Importance of Emergency Response Plan

An emergency response plan (ERP) provides guidance for the critical actions needed in the initial minutes of an emergency. With an ERP, you can:

  • Ensure consistent behavior at every level and location of your organization in the face of a high risk situation;
  • Organize and categorize high risk issues (i.e., KPIs, emergency issues, etc.); and
  • Empower employees with guidance in stressful situations.

With an ERP, your organization will be substantially better prepared for high risk hazards as they arise.

ERPs are also an FAA Part 5.27 requirement. Having an emergency response plan in your Safety Policy fulfills this FAA requirement. 

What is an Emergency Response Plan

The actions taken in the initial minutes of a safety emergency can largely dictate how benign or severe the damages of outcomes are. Employees need a plan of action to count on when dealing with emergencies, that includes:

  • Who to contact;
  • How to act; and
  • Resources to use.

The priorities for any ERP are, in this order:

  1. Protection;
  2. Safe conduct;
  3. Mitigation/stabilization of the dangerous condition; and
  4. Cleanup of incident, whether this be physical cleanup or conceptual.

Features of Emergency Response Plan in the Automation Tool

The Part 5 Automation Tool's Coordination of ERP module provides an FAA Part 5.27 compliance. This module allows you to:

  • Create an emergency response plan;
  • Include as many emergencies as are applicable to your organization;
  • Organize emergencies by type and sub-type;
  • Create contact lists for a given emergency; and
  • List procedures for employees to follow for a given emergency.

Further Resources

What Your Emergency Response Plan Should Include

What Emergency Response Plans Are