Pipeline Emergency Response Checklist

Each pipeline incident involves unique hazards and risks depending on the characteristics of the liquid or gas, quantity of the release, climate conditions and physical features of an area.  Minimize the risks by taking the appropriate actions during an emergency. Click here for a printable PDF.

Assess the Situation

  1. Approach with caution from a upwind direction
  2. Secure the scene.  Authorized personnel only
  3. Employ NIMS
  4. Identify hazards and pipeline marker.  Call pipeline operator

Protect People, Property and the Environment

  1. Evacuate people
  2. Eliminate ignition source
  3. Control fire, vapor or leak

Call for Assistance

  1. Call your organization
  2. Call the pipeline operator