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Project Spotlight: Auto Manufacturing, In Plant Safety & Response Program

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Industrial Emergency Services (IES) offers Fire, Medical, HazMat and Technical Rescue services to High-Risk / High-Value business sectors throughout the United States. These critical services are offered in three ways:

IES Core Services

IES Core Services

CORE (Ad Hoc)

Facilities faced with an unexpected event may call on IES for ad hoc critical emergency response services application while under duress. Even if planned for, industrial-scale incidents can outpace pre-planned calculations or assumptions. In the absence or loss of primary localized response options, IES can quickly mobilize to either backfill depleted resources or to drop in a team of skilled IC and Response personnel to gain or help reestablish the upper hand against a mounting crisis.

 

IES offers regional support services through its SEMC offering

IES offers regional support services through its SEMC offering

SEMC (Strategic Emergency Management Contract)

IES may also work with clients to carve out a specialized response detail that is dedicated to a defined region or facility network. Once response needs are evaluated, men, materiel and facilities may be established to offer strategic advantage for an emergency response capability that aligns with a given risk profile based on facility operations, location / accessibility, and ancillary resources available to the area.

The SEMC arrangement is one step removed from an “In Plant” presence that commits significant emergency resources – managed by IES – to a given area of operations, which may respond to one or more facilities that need to rely on emergency response readiness by an outside party.

 

IES can embed a dedicated Safety, Rescue & Fire Response Team in your facility that addresses daily safety, permitting, maintenance and training protocols as well as immediate emergency response from within your fence.

IES can embed a dedicated Safety, Rescue & Fire Response Team in your facility that addresses daily safety, permitting, maintenance and training protocols as well as immediate emergency response from within your fence.

HALO (Comprehensive “In Plant” Services)

Many Plant Managers determine their primary focus should be on production output and overall facility safety while streamlining human resources and balance sheet assets. IES works with many such facilities by offering an “embed presence” that allows Facility Operators to focus on their core competencies, while relying on a dedicated IES Team for a comprehensive approach to High-Risk Safety & Incident Response that operates as a third party – yet dovetails neatly with business objectives.

As an active element of your daily operations, IES maintains daily protocols that include testing, servicing and maintenance of your critical fire suppression infrastructure (including fixed systems and portable equipment). IES will also manage worksite safety programs including permitting and safety standby as well as HazMat, Medical, Technical Rescue, and Industrial Fire Response capabilities that are always within your perimeter.

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: AUTO MANUFACTURER

IES maintains an “InPlant” presence with a major auto manufacturing plant in the U.S., which includes Safety and Rescue Standby, Equipment Maintenance for fixed, mobile and portable fire suppression equipment, and fire response services.

The facility spans six-million square feet of interior space dedicated to robotic body assembly and spot welding, electrical systems routing, and drive train system installation for a European luxury automobile product. Each production shift sees 2,500 – 3,500 workers who are active across five (5) production lines.

Typical risks associated with this operation include:

  • Crushing
  • Sparks which may ignite flammable liquids electronic fires sparks hitting spilled fuels
  • Machine fire from overheating
  • HazMat spills including battery explosions and residual chemical spill
  • Confined Space Rescue within vessels, trenches and underground manways
  • Biohazrd cleanup
  • Airborne chemical / Dust explosions and fires
  • etc

 

Following initial site assessment, IES developed a safety program tailored around facility operational hazards that assures compliance with CFR 1910.146 / NFPA 350 / Hazardous Materials CFR 1910.120  NFPA 472 / Fire CFR 1910.150 NFPA 600 as well as other regulatory stipulations.

Cycling four (4) twelve-hour shifts, IES Division Chief Robert Miller manages a total of 21 dedicated personnel who execute daily inspection, testing and maintenance of over 1,600 fire extinguishers, safety showers, fire trucks and trailers, monitor trailers as well as fire hose inspections.

IES onsite services provide client facilities.with reliable safety, medical, confined space rescue, HazMat and fire response capabilities.

IES onsite services provide client facilities.with reliable safety, medical, confined space rescue, HazMat and fire response capabilities.

This 24/7 IES presence also offers the client First responder EMR, HazWoper, Confined Space Rescue, and Fire Response personnel with each shift to protect manufacturing operations. IES is also integrated with client’s company-based safety programs and has implemented enhanced training programs on permitting procedures throughout the facility as well as retraining on their “hot work” system to assure SOP and SOG compliance. Mutual aid outreach has also been established to include local Fire Department personnel in preplanning and training exercises.

“By having IES in their facility our client can concentrate on doing what they do best – building a premier automotive product – while IES concentrates on what it does best, which is insuring that the site is ready to handle any emergency that may occur in a timely and professional manner”, Chief Robert Miller was quoted when talking about the IES Halo program.

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