Additional Resources

Incorporating Pipeline Emergency Procedures Into Your Safety Plan

If your school is located near a pipeline it is important that your safety procedures give instructions on how to recognize and respond to a pipeline emergency.

The following are suggestions for incorporating pipeline emergency preparedness into your safety procedures:

  • Familiarize your staff, including bus drivers, with the location of nearby pipelines and aboveground pipeline facilities.  Communicate information regarding the signs of a leak and appropriate response procedures.  Bus drivers should be familiar not only with the location of pipelines near school property but also along their bus route.
  • Locate pipeline markers on or near school property.  Write down the name of the operator, the name of the product transported and the operator’s emergency contact number.  All of this information is printed on the pipeline marker.
  • Incorporate the reference information obtained from pipeline markers into your safety procedures and reference materials.
  • Conduct drills or tabletop exercises to simulate and test your emergency response procedures.
  • Ensure primary and secondary meeting locations are not near the pipeline.

Contact us for more information about a Tallgrass pipeline near your school.

Training Meetings & Resources

For Emergency Responders

Tallgrass personnel regularly contact local emergency responders to discuss operations and to review emergency response plans. In addition, Tallgrass partners with other operators to sponsor pipeline safety meetings for government and safety officials working in Tallgrass communities. Contact us for a list of upcoming meetings in your community.

For additional emergency response information refer to PHMSA's Emergency Response Guidebook.

To learn more about High Consequence Areas (HCA), Highly Volatile Liquids (HVL), Potential Impact Radius (PIR), Assessment Techniques, Pipeline Failures, Smart Pigging or Pipeline Technology & Systems or Emergency Response, visit the online PHMSA library.

For Excavators & Contractors

Throughout the year, Tallgrass partners with other operators and One-Call organizations to sponsor pipeline safety meetings for excavators working in Tallgrass communities.

Contact us for a list of upcoming safety meetings for excavators and contractors in your community.

For additional information about safe excavation near pipelines visit the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) web site.