Pipeline Emergency Management: 3-Part Webinar Series

Webinar I: “The Incident Command System & It’s Use during Pipeline Emergencies”: August 8, 2017
Webinar II: “Effective Emergency Plans”: August 9, 2017
Webinar III: “Emergency Response Exercises – Testing Your Emergency Management Program”: August 10, 2017

Each Webinar is 60 Minutes. All webinars will take place at 12:00 p.m. Central Time

1:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone :: 11:00 p.m. Mountain Time Zone :: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time Zone

Overview
No one wakes up in the morning planning on responding to an emergency on their pipeline system. However, emergencies can and will occur. It is not a matter of if, but rather when you will be faced with having to respond. In today’s world the expectations on the part of stakeholders such as regulatory officials, the public, and emergency responders are that pipeline operators have effective plans, well trained employees and the ability to effectively manage an incident.
 
In a cyclical approach to emergency management, hazards are identified, a response organization developed, effective emergency plans written, employees trained, exercises conducted, and areas for improvement identified and remedied. It is a continuing cycle that accounts for operational, management, and cultural changes to the organization.
 
This series dives into:
•The Incident Command System and how pipeline operators can use it to effectively manage an emergency and work with public sector responders
•Expectations of stakeholders related to the effectiveness of emergency response programs
•The need for effective, coherent and usable emergency plans that employees are trained in and can implement quickly when an emergency occurs
•Exercises that realistically test the effectiveness of plans and employee training and provide actionable results
•A philosophy that is routed in the foundation of a cyclical approach to emergency management
 
Webinar I: The Incident Command System & It’s Use during Pipeline Emergencies–Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The Incident Command System (ICS) is the nation-wide standard for managing emergencies. It is widely used by public sector responders to effectively manage incidents. The presentation will provide an overview of the ICS structure, terminology, and practical application during a pipeline emergency. Additionally, we’ll explore methods to successfully integrate your company’s response to an incident with that of the public sector responders.
 
Webinar II: Effective Emergency Plans – Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The pipeline safety regulations codified in 49 CFR require operators to have an emergency plan. That box is checked, but how functional is your plan? Is it cookie-cutter, or customized for your operations, culture and footprint? In this presentation, we’ll provide tips on how to ensure your plan meets your needs and is an effective tool, when the emergency occurs.
 
Webinar III: Emergency Response Exercises – Testing Your Emergency Management Program – Thursday, August 10, 2017
You have a robust emergency plan and your employees are well trained. But how do you know? Have you ever tested your plans and the proficiency of your employees to respond to a significant emergency facing your company? In this presentation, we’ll look at the types of exercises that can be conducted as well recommendations that ensure your exercises are not simply “box checks” but rather true assessments of your response capability.

 

Registration includes all three webinars in the series. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact us at 720-491-1173 or denise@becomekinetic.com.

 

 

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Our Instructor

  

Director of Regulatory Compliance & Principal Consultant, York County Natural Gas Authority

Mr. Glen Boatwright has twenty-four years of experience in the energy industry, primarily focused in the natural gas pipeline sector in the safety, compliance and emergency planning/response areas. Mr. Boatwright currently serves as Director of Regulatory Compliance/Principal Consultant for York County Natural Gas Authority. In this capacity, he manages various pipeline and worker safety compliance programs as well as provides consulting to other energy providers. Prior to joining York County Natural Gas Authority, Mr. Boatwright worked for Black & Veatch and Nixon & Associates, focusing on assisting clients with emergency planning and response training consultation. Before becoming an industry consultant, Mr. Boatwright served as Project Manager for South Carolina Pipeline Corporation, an intrastate transmission pipeline operator. He managed the safety, emergency planning and response program for South Carolina Pipeline Corporation as well as operator qualification, integrity management, and pipeline compliance programs as well as serving on the SCANA Corporation emergency management team.

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