In spite of various preventive and precautionary measures taken at the coal handling plant, the possibility of a mishap cannot be totally ruled out. Hence, the need to prepare a Contingency Plan for dealing with incidences which may still occur and are likely to affect life/ property, both within the plant and in the immediate neighborhood. Such an emergency could be the result of malfunction of the Plant and Equipment or non-observance of operating instructions. It could, at times, be the consequence of acts outside the control of plant management like severe storm, earthquake, flooding, or deliberate acts of arson or sabotage.A Major Emergency in the plant is one that may cause serious injury or loss of life and damage to the property. This research paper explains the code of conduct of all personnel in the plant along with the actions to be carried out in case of an Emergency for safety work culture. This plan gives the guidelines for employees, contractors, transporters, etc. It not only defines responsibilities but also informs about prompt rescue operations, evacuations, rehabilitation, co-ordination and communication.
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S.M. Kavishwar, A.S. Chatpalliwar, R.R. Lakhe. Strategies for Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) at Coal Handling Plant in View of Safety Management. Int. J. Tech. 3(1): Jan.-June. 2013; Page 06-10