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Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning

  • Health and safety
  • Land-use planning
  • Permitting processes / policy integration
  • Reporting official statistics
  • Socio-economic and environmental impact assessments

Challenge the practice is addressing: AngloAmerican’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning section provides guidance on how to prevent and deal with possible emergencies on mining sites. The aim of this guidance is to minimise dangerous situations in operations and to protect workers from accidents.

Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: Emergency Preparedness and Response planning apply to the whole mining life cycle. According to the planning and operationalisation guidance, first 1) potential impacts are assessed, 2) a coordinated approach is developed with key external stakeholders, 3) local capacity for emergency response is assessed, and 4) stakeholder engagement is conducted. After the initial planning phase, the actual Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan is developed and adequate training is provided for all relevant stakeholders. Evaluation processes are carried out regularly and possible adjustments are implemented when seen fit.

Expected impact/goal of the practice: The expected impact of the practice is to prevent emergencies on site and to ensure that adequate processes to deal with occurring emergencies are in place.

Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? The target group of the guidance provided in this section are all site employees and contractors as well as the Social Performance and Security teams.

4D: Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning
Data item type
Knowledge base
Practice type
Learning relevance
Unspecified (universally applicable)
Extractive life-cycle
Pre-exploration (land-use planning)
Pre-exploitation / development stage (e.g. feasibility study)
Exploitation phase
Post-exploitation phase (i.e. rehabilitation)
Sustainability scope
Holistic risk management and emergency preparedness
Workers well-being
System change potential
improve workers well-being & safety
Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan