Why do I need an emergency response and contingency plan (ERCP)?

Pursuant to the Chemicals Act, it is a mandatory document for an enterprise with a major hazard or a dangerous enterprise.

It has become a good practice in the case of schools and public institutions.

Prevention ensures more security. Better safe than sorry.

Protect your people, possessions, and the environment.

Minimising risks – I can act in a crisis situation and help the casualties.

I know how to respond to crisis situations and help others.

Primary guidelines for action in the event of an emergency

Anything can happen in life and prevention is always better than dealing with the consequences. An emergency response and contingency plan (ERCP) is a document which describes action in case of emergencies and dangerous situations. It is a plan for minimising risks so you would be prepared to take action and provide solutions in case of emergencies.

The main purpose of the plan is to be prepared to assist the casualties in the event of a crisis and to prevent the deterioration of the crisis. It also helps to restore the regular work and living arrangements as soon as possible.

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What is an emergency?

An emergency is usually defined as an event or chain of events which puts to risk the lives and health of people, causes significant damage to the environment, or causes extensive financial damage. This includes attacks, explosions in production buildings, suspicious individuals at a school or workplace, epidemics, floods, for example.

ERCP – what parts does it consist of?

Key individuals and actions

Determines the people related to responding to an emergency and their duties. 


How to respond to an emergency and how to manage and coordinate it?

Exchange of information

How do the employees/students/children communicate with one another? How to notify the loved ones?

Action during an emergency

How and whether the teaching or work arrangements will continue during an emergency? 

Assessment of the damage

Whether and what kind of damage resulted from the emergency? How to restore the normal arrangements?

Returning to the normal life

Actions after the crisis situation. When should the emergency be deemed to have ended?

ERCP – involve a competent specialist

Only order your emergency response and contingency plan (ERCP) from trained specialists. Forus has years of experience and qualified people who know everything about ensuring safety.

Forus usually prepares emergency response and contingency plans for schools, kindergartens, public institutions, and dangerous enterprises. The latter are required to have an ERCP pursuant to the Chemicals Act.

An emergency response and contingency plan is based on prior risk analysis and must be approved by the Rescue Board.

Planning the emergency response prepares us for potential crisis situations – we will know how to act and protect our people.

Why order your emergency response and contingency plan from the specialists of Forus?

  • Experience in preparing risk analyses – we are able to map and foresee different emergencies.
  • Specialists with backgrounds in the fields of rescue work, police work, and safety and with many years of experience.
  • Our specialists are very highly regarded among our customers.
  • All safety services from one place – simple and convenient for you as the customer.
  • We organise safety trainings and drills.
  • We operate all across Estonia.

Get in touch! You will be contacted by our certified fire safety specialist.


Get in touch! You will be contacted by our certified fire safety specialist.