§ 75 Emergency preparedness organisation
The emergency preparedness organisation shall be robust, so that it is able to handle hazard and accident situations in an efficient manner.
In the event of acute pollution, the emergency preparedness organisation shall establish necessary functions so as to effectively carry out actions against acute pollution.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011
Emergency preparedness organisation as mentioned in the first subsection, means the personnel, including a physician, directly associated with unit resources, area resources, external resources and regional resources.
In order to ensure robustness as mentioned in the first subsection, emphasis should be placed on the individual's education and expertise, experience, physical suitability, personal qualities and experience from drills and training when selecting the personnel.
The hazard and accident situations as mentioned in the first subsection, also include other hazard and accident situations than the defined, complex hazard and accident situations, stress situations and situations where key personnel are incapacitated or are unable to carry out their duties.
Necessary functions as mentioned in the second subsection, means, inter alia, operational leadership, operation, detection and mapping of acute pollution, environment, economy, logistics and information.
The first aid team on normally manned fixed and mobile facilities should be dimensioned in accordance with the dimensioning incident on the facility. This means that there should be two first responders per severely injured person and that extra resources can assist the first aid team if needed. The operator can use the available emergency preparedness resources as a basis for dimensioning.