Emergency Planning

The Project Team has comprehensive emergency response plans to address any potential emergencies on site. Five plans currently exist, with copies available at the Project Office. There's also a crisis communications plan.

  • General Contingency and Emergency Spill Response Plan
    Applies to the mine site as a whole; describes the hazardous materials onsite, spill response training and procedures (including individual spill response plans in the Appendix), response team organization (and spill response communication flow plan), spill response resources, general spill containment and remediation, system component failures and prevention, potential environmental emergencies and procedures, and emergency contacts.
  • Surface Emergency Response and Fire Safety Plan
    Applies to the surface of the mine site; describes procedures for sounding the fire alarm, responsibilities and duties in case of fire, procedures for confining and controlling fires, and fire training and prevention.
  • Underground Mine Rescue Plan
    Applies to the underground of the mine site; describes the notification sequence in case of an underground fire, the emergency procedures in refuge stations, contact lists, control centre information (e.g. location), and responsibilities and duties in case of underground fire.
  • Giant Mine Emergency Response Plan and Condensed Plan
    Applies to the mine site as a whole; describes existing conditions and/or potential for failures/emergencies as well as emergency procedures for the following potential emergencies: flooding of the mine from the loss of Baker Creek bed; seepage into the mine; mine infrastructure collapse that contains hazardous material; underground collapse impacting arsenic-containing chambers and stopes; erosion and other major Baker Creek failures.
  • Emergency Management and Response Plan for Giant Mine Roaster Complex Deconstruction
    Applies to the deconstruction of the roaster complex (the complex and applicable roadways); describes site-specific risk assessment results and management, training/drills, emergency prevention, organizational response structure, roles and responsibilities, levels of emergency and notification, emergency action plans, and contacts.