Consultancy

Emergency and contingency planning

Our team consists of senior consultants who all have a background in business management and have also worked within the Regional Fire Brigades. Functions and responsibilities within a Fire Brigade vary nationally from Volunteers up to the regional Commander. We can support Regional and Company Fire Brigades with organizational queries and with the implementation of operational plans. What steps must be taken in order to implement a policy? What should you do tomorrow to achieve future goals? It is this comprehensive expertise that distinguishes our consultants from the rest. The realization and implementation of these plans will further optimize the safety.

Organisation

In the public government sector, the main services are:

  • comprehensive operational coverage planning
  • support in restructuring of Safety Regions (Netherlands) and Zones (Belgium) and the implementation of those policies
  • audits and baseline assessments
  • scheduling and solving capacity issues
  • project management and advice on Company Fire Brigade directives
  • interim management, such as the temporary deployment of interim commanders or project managers

Our services for the industrial sector consists among others:

  • assessment, professional development and optimization of emergency organizations
  • supporting Company Fire brigades with policy changes
  • training and education of crisis management teams
  • development of business plans and implementation plans for specific installations

Risk management analyses

All safety training for the petrochemical industry and other risky undertakings in the industrial sectors are aimed at safe working practices, guaranteeing safety for people, economic continuity, and preserving the reputation of the company. At each level people involved are taught to act effectively and bring the incident under control as soon as possible by taking the correct (control) measures.

The best way to achieve the most effective emergency response organization, is to start with an assessment on site. Our consultant will make a comprehensive assessment, looking at all facets, credible incident scenario’s, organizational structure, passive and active protection systems and other resources available to deal with those possible incidents. The consultant will interview key personnel about the available equipment, working practices and the reasonable scenarios the response team may have to deal with. The findings are detailed in a report, which will give recommendations to enhance the emergency organization. Regarding the training of personnel, the consultant will differentiate between the training that can be carried out onsite and the training which demands more specialized training simulators to be found at a recognized training centre.

Preplanning

Preplanning is crucial for identifying possible scenarios and risks posed to the personnel. Organizations should be fully prepared for all situations likely to be faced, including risk assessment and management of those risks, training of personnel to deal with those risks, and analysing and preparing for external threats to the organization. The assessments should take into account the complexities of outsourcing contracts, non-routine procedures and local aid capabilities.

The preplanning process ensures coordination between all departments and external agencies, such as Fire, Police, Medical and environmental service. A structured methodology is required to ensure that all areas have been addressed. The documentation will be used for future reference.

For more information about our consultancy services, please contact us: fireacademy@nl.relyonnutec.com or +31 181 376 666.