Some questions for you to ponder regarding ERAPs:
- does your company have an emergency response assistance plan (ERAP)?
- has it been reviewed by Transport Canada?
- do you use a third party provider to provide the technical information?
- do you use a third party provider to respond to the incident site for remediation?
If you are using a third party for incident response, have you:
- recently audited the provider?
- ensured that they have the proper tools to handle your products?
- provided training on your products?
- ensured that they have the proper equipment, i.e. UN specification packaging, correct specification tankage, hoses, couplings, etc.?
- checked that they are following the closure instructions for the UN specification packaging?
- checked to make sure that they are providing the right technical information?
- checked to make sure that they can respond to wherever the incident is?
Keep in mind that when there is a dangerous goods incident involving an ERAP, it is the ERAP holder who is held responsible for the emergency response.
Are YOU prepared for any emergency?