Membership Benefits

Canada-wide emergency response

  • National plan that responds anywhere in Canada (including offshore for LPG in Canadian territorial waters) to facilitate any future corporate expansions
  • Access to the best emergency response personnel in the industry, along with ERAC-owned firefighting equipment located strategically across Canada
  • Emergency call centre manned 24/7/365
  • Emergency logistics support for incidents
  • ArcGIS Resource Locator and Incident Dashboard available to all members
  • Full Plan Participant debriefing and reporting on every incident

Cost effective

  • Fixed costs limited to annual standby charge
  • Opportunity to offset standby charges by supplying fully trained personnel and/or equipment
  • No upcharges on emergency response fees
  • No incremental charges for incident administration
  • Less costly than equivalent company plans
  • As a not-for-profit corporation, ERAC invests all net income in to improving its emergency response capabilities for its Plan Participants
  • ERAC maintains $10,000,000 in comprehensive general liability insurance

Government regulation compliance

  • Participation includes Transport Canada Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) number
  • Lower costs for Transport Canada plan approvals and audits on a company’s emergency response plan
  • Environmental Emergency (E2) plans compliant with Environment and Climate Change Canada's regulations
  • Spill contingency plans that meet the requirements of the B.C. Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy
  • Compliance assurance and readiness reviews for Plan Participants
  • ERAC meets regularly and maintains relationships with government organizations, such as Transport Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the B.C. Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy

Ongoing responder training

  • Training modules created and established by industry for industry
  • Emergency responders fully trained in  H2S, fire awareness, Incident Command System, product transfer, critical stress management, static electricity control, first aid and CPR, public safety, flaring and purging, gas detection, containers, SCBA/PPE, media relations, TDG and WHMIS
  • Technical advisors receive additional NFPA training, including, but not limited to: NFPA 472 Bulk Flammable Liquids, Tank Car Specialist, Hazardous Materials Technician, Crude by Rail and e-Rail Safe
  • ERAC trains, assesses and approves all responders and response teams annually
  • ERAC responder competence and compliance is tracked through our electronic Safety Management System and e-learning modules

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