Crisis is an event that can happen in a short period of time and may cause damage or harm to the operating facility, the environment, the personnel, the company’s finance and its ability of completing the project. Mining, due to its multidisciplinary and unpredictable nature, is one of the most vulnerable industries. The key in dealing with a crisis begins long before any threat or danger arises by designing, implementing and practicing emergency response plans, so that your organization will be in the best position to respond effectively if a crisis occurs. A lack of preparedness for managing a crisis can lead to safety dangers, license loss, operation termination, funding withdrawals etc. The steps that are needed in managing a crisis are:
- Planning: It is the most crucial part of the crisis management. This stage involves the formation of a risk management team, the preparation of risk assessments, the analysis of different scenarios, the formation of crisis resolution and/or mitigation plans, the designation of coordinators to implement the plans, the constant training of all the involved personnel and the coordination of the risk management team with the project control and coordination department.
- Incident Response & Crisis Management: This process is about the reaction to the incident from its initiation stage to its resolution. By following the plans properly and orderly you will prevent downtime and confusion, which could affect business operations and revenue.
- Business Continuity: This part involves the necessary actions needed to be done in order to recover from the crisis and return to normal operations.
Being involved in numerous mining projects we are fully aware of the associated risks and dangers that may arise in your operation. The company can research and quantify the risks, analyze different scenarios, define which scenarios may cause crisis and propose the necessary steps and measures to manage the crisis effectively. TSS-UNDERGROUND offers crisis management consultant services in the following fields:
- Production Management
- Declining Capital Sources
- Cost Management
- Investment Management
- Health & Safety Management
- Regulatory Changes
- Mining – Geotechnical- Environmental Engineering
- Design of Emergency Escape Planning Systems