Emergency response plan (ERP)

Emergency response plan (ERP)

The ERP is a management tool intended to guide organizations in the event of an accident. It details the procedures to be followed in various types of emergencies, based on a vulnerability analysis. It especially provides for emergency response measures to be deployed according to specific hazards. The main objective of the plan is to protect lives, the organization’s assets, and the environment. The ERP is a dynamic tool designed to accommodate new organizational operations and changes in the environment. Running drills on a regular basis allows companies to adjust their resources and contribute to reaching performance targets.

Although the emphasis in emergency planning is on prevention rather than reaction (emergency response plan), the very nature of human activity is such that accidents will inevitably occur, despite prevention. The consequences of such incidents, however, can be mitigated with proper preparation. (CSA Z731, 2014)

FSP, ERP, EEP… What does it all mean?

To support you in managing your tools, we will clarify the definition, the utility, and the legal framework related to each of your plans. But first, let’s focus on your obligations!



  • Protecting occupants from risks generated by the organization and by external hazards
  • Protecting your organization’s assets
  • Protecting the environment and surrounding communities
  • Organizing and structuring your response measures
  • Developing partnerships to gather the resources needed to resume operations

Targe’s Commitment

  • Supporting organizations in developing powerful resilience when it comes to hazards
  • Providing innovative support in multidisciplinary emergency management, thanks to the vast skill set that our team of experts brings to the table
  • Allowing managers to become well prepared to address residual risks and to acquire an understanding of prevention and mitigation concepts
  • Offering organizations our extensive international experience in industrial risk management

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