Document Amendment Record



Rev. Date


Amendment Source and/or Details




For the first submission to the ETL for comments.




Incorporated the ET’s comments and amended text where necessary,

Added Appendices B & C.



Cover page

Same content as Rev. B.  Submission to the SOR.




Incorporated the IEC’s comments and amended text where necessary.




Incorporated the ENPO’s comments and amended text where necessary.



Section 5

Section 7.1

Appendix A

Appendix B


Appendix C

The contact persons and contact telephones of the Tank Farm is added.

Incorporated the EPD’s comments and amended text.

The contact list is updated.

The site boundary of Portion A and C is clearly marked and the evacuation route is added.

The evacuation route is added.



Pages 6 & 7


Page 10, Appendix B

Contact persons and telephone numbers were updated and so as the contact list.

In view of the increasing number of workers in Portion A, one more assembly point is designated there for evacuation in emergency cases.



1.0      CONTENT



1.0         CONTENT



2.1          Purpose

2.2          Objective



3.1          Components of the Tank Farm

3.2          Properties of the Aviation Fuel



4.1          Hazardous Scenarios

4.2          Classification of Emergency Events



5.1          Notification to Emergency Team and Emergency Services

5.2          Notification to Other Concerned Parties



6.1          Team Structure

6.2          Roles and Responsibilities



7.1          Evacuation Routes

7.2          Muster Location





Appendix A          External Support Teams and Contact

Appendix B          Site Layout Plan of Portions A & C Showing the Assembly Points

Appendix C          Site Layout Plan of WA6 Showing the Muster Point




2.1     Purpose


The Emergency Response Plan for Tank Farm has been developed in accordance with the Environmental Permit (EP352/2009/C) condition 2.10.  It presents to minimize death and damages due to accidents occurred at the Aviation Fuel Tank Farm (the tank farm) at the Hong Kong International Airport, during the construction stage of the Highways Department Contract namely Contract No. HY/2011/09 – Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Link Road – Section between HKSAR Boundary and Scenic Hill (LR9).


2.2      Objectives


The objectives of the Plan are

1.     To establish a systematic and orderly evacuation procedure to any accidents at the tank farm in order to safeguard of human lives in the Airport Island and the Airport Channel,

2.     To establish roles and responsibilities of LR9 site individuals and the coordination of the relevant government departments to deal with the accident, and

3.     To address a notification procedure toward accidents in order to maintain an effective communication among concerned parties and personnel.


This plan is applicable to all Project personnel, including employees, contractors, subcontractors and site visitors, when performing tasks and activities on behalf of the Project or company (including travel to and from the work site). This plan is also applicable to all plant, tools, equipment and facilities utilized for and on behalf the Project, whether owned, hired, leased or borrowed by the Project, its employees, contractors, subcontractors or visitors.




3.1     Components of the Tank Farm and the LR9 Work Areas


The Airport Fuel Tank Farm (the tank farm) comprises nine original tanks (six large and three small), with an additional three large tanks which were constructed at a later date to meet the growth in demand anticipated by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK). A layout plan showing relative locations of the tank farm and the LR9 site is shown in Figure 3.1.  The minimum distance between the LR9 site boundary and the perimeter of the farm tank facilities is about 60m. On the viaduct section of the LR9 near the tank farm, the highway elevation is similar to the tops of the tanks. The alignment and elevations of the LR9 are also shown in Figure 3.1, in which cross sections of the arrangements for both the existing and new extension facilities are also illustrated.


Figure 3.1 – Relative Locations of the tank farm and LR9


The bund arrangements for the existing and new extension facilities at the Airport Fuel Tank Farm are both of a similar format, comprising of an inner bund wall (1.5m in height at existing and 3.5m in height at new extension), positioned at a (minimum) distance of 10m from the tanks. A secondary outer bund/security fence (2m in height at existing and 5m in height at new extension) is provided, 12m from the primary bund wall, at the existing facility and 8.5m from the primary bund at the new extension facility. 4m from the outer bund is a security fence, beyond the security fence the ground slopes up forming a small natural bund. There is also a drainage ditch near the security fences. Figure 3.2 shows a typical cross section of the bund arrangement for both the existing and new extension facilities.


Figure 3.2 shows a typical cross section of the bund arrangement < Annex G-2 – EIA Report for Tung Chung - Ngong Ping Cable Car Project>





4.1     Hazardous Scenarios


The Chapter 13 Hazard to Life Assessment of the EIA Report identifies various potential hazardous scenarios associated with the Airport Fuel Tank Farm (the tank farm) that could impact on the LR9 in construction phase.  These hazardous scenarios are generally categorized into hazards of ‘Fire’, ‘Fuel Spillage’ and ‘Fuel Leakage’ as per EP condition 2.10.


4.2     Classification of Emergency Events


Emergency events as a result of the failure of the Airport Fuel Tank Farm (the tank farm) are classified into 2 categories in accordance with event scales and seriousness, namely,

1.     Events requiring notifications, and

2.     Events requiring evacuation from LR9 local site portion (Portions A & C) which is the nearest work area of LR9 adjacent to the tank farm.  Apart from the Portions A & C, other work areas of viaduct section and WA3, 4, 6 and 7 are remote from the Tank Farm. Evacuations at these areas are considered not necessary.


Examples of the 2 types of events include, but are not limited to, those summarised in Table 4-1.


Table 4-1      Examples of Various Emergency Events

Emergency Classification


Events requiring notifications

1.     Visible equipment failure or vehicle accidents observed inside the tank farm,

2.     Visible fuel spillage or leakage events observed on land or in coastal area, but confined / controlled immediately inside the tank farm,

3.     Any other event deemed potentially reportable.

Events requiring local evacuation (to be applied at the Site Portions A and C)

1.     Fire occurred in the tank farm that cannot be extinguished with hand-held extinguishers,

2.     Spillage or leakage events that cannot be immediately confined / controlled,

3.     Injury to LR9 worker(s) as a result of emergency events in the tank farm.





In the event of an emergency, to immediately notify LR9 site personnel, and to inform others of site emergencies is required.  Communication equipment at the site will be a combination of radios and telephones (mobile, land-lines or intercom).  A procedure of notification is illustrated in a flowchart in the following section and it will be followed for emergency events occurred in the tank farm.


A telephone hotline is established between the general public and the LR9 project as a channel of public participation.  The hotline number will reach directly to a DCVJV management staff. In cases of emergency events, the general public may enquire or notify the DCVJV staff when observing emergency events, so that appropriate and prompt responsive actions from the LR9 project staff can be made.


The DCVJV management established connections to relevant personnel in the tank farm, Mr Danny Ho – Tank Farm Manager and Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), Mr Philip Ng – Construction Safety Engineer / Mr Jacky Wong – Construction Superintendent, and this will be another effective pathway of communications in cases of emergency events.

5.1     Notification to Emergency Team and Emergency Services


The following flow chart illustrates the notification pathways for the DCVJV project team, involving the emergency team and SOR and project client, together with local services of ambulance, fire services, police that provide essential emergent assistances.



Summon the assistance from emergency services


Ambulance             2735 3355

Fire Service            2723 2233

Police                     999

Emergency Team

WK Poon             Coordinator (9461 8397)

CS Ma                 Emergency Safety Rep.

CS Chu               Emergency Env. Rep.

Lui Hon Wah       Team member

Poon Kai Kwong  Team member

Keung Hoi           Team member

Take appropriate action to rescue and orderly evacuate.

(Refer to the evacuation procedure)

Inform site Management

Project Director

Chan Man


Notification from

1.      Hotline 6898 6161, or

2.     Tank Farm Danny Ho, or

3.      AAHK Philip Ng / Jacky Wong, or

4.      DCVJV Area Supervisory Staff

Emergency event in the Tank Farm


Notify the Board of Directors

Notify Highways Dept.

Notify the SO’s Representative



5.2     Notifications to Other Concerned Parties


There is a list showing other concerned parties to be notified of emergency events in tank farm when external supports from the parties are necessary.  (Appendix A)





6.1     Team Structure


An emergency team shall be established for the project in order to dealing with emergency cases promptly. The emergency team shall comprise members of an emergency coordinator, deputy emergency coordinator, emergency safety and environmental representatives and team members.  Table 6-1 lists the members’ names and contact numbers of the emergency team.


Table 6-1 Emergency Team Members



Contact No.

Emergency Co-ordinator



Emergency Safety Representative



Emergency Env. Representative



Work Team Members – Site Agent

LUI Hon Wah


Work Team Members – General Foreman

Poon Kai Kwong


Work Team Members – Foreman



Work Team Members – Driver

Yau Siu Chun



This emergency team member list will be maintained and revised from time to time to ensure it is up-to-date.  The telephone contact numbers shall be displayed on notice boards of all site portions.


6.2     Roles and Responsibilities


Emergency Coordinator


Ÿ   Co-ordinate of all emergency situations,

Ÿ   Determine the seriousness of the cases to take appropriate responding actions such as evacuation,

Ÿ   Lead the emergency team to carry out appropriate emergency measures to ensure site workers are not exposed to any risk,

Ÿ   Inform the emergency safety / environmental representatives, work team members, and the SOR as soon as possible in case of an emergency event in the tank farm,

Ÿ   Ensure that staff are well trained for emergency procedures.


Emergency Safety Representative


Ÿ   Assist the Emergency Coordinator in handling of responding actions towards emergency events of the tank farm,

Ÿ   Design evacuation procedures and routes for emergency events of the tank farm,

Ÿ   Advice the Emergency Coordinator on hidden danger or unforeseeable situation to be occurred in LR9 site arising from emergency events,

Ÿ   Observe the whole proceeding of the emergency procedures,

Ÿ   Participate periodical emergency drills, scrutinize the steps taken and give recommendation to the Emergency Coordinator for further improvement,

Ÿ   Ensure the follow-up safety actions are implemented after emergency drill.



Emergency Environmental Representative


Ÿ   Assist the Emergency Coordinator in handling of responding actions towards emergency events of the tank farm,

Ÿ   Advice the Emergency Coordinator on hidden danger or unforeseeable situations on environmental aspects to be occurred in LR9 site arising from emergency events,

Ÿ   Notify the Environmental Team Leader the emergency events, and make known to the dolphin experts,

Ÿ   Monitor the air and water qualities to identify environmental impacts at sensitive receivers in vicinities,

Ÿ   Arrange ad hoc site inspections to sensitive receivers,

Ÿ   Assess the potential impacts on the local environment and ecology,

Ÿ   Liaise the SOR for environmental measures in LR9 site after emergency events in the tank farm,

Ÿ   Liaise relevant governmental departments such as EPD and AFCD to deal with environmental consequences arising from emergency events in the tank farm.


Work Team Members


Ÿ   Responsible to the Emergency Coordinator and shall follow the instruction to perform their duties,

Ÿ   Be familiar with the emergency procedures, evacuation routes / access, locations of the first-aid points, work areas,

Ÿ   Inspect and examine the first-aid equipment at regular intervals to ensure the equipment is in place and in good condition,

Ÿ   Hasten evacuation procedure after receiving emergency calls from the Emergency Coordinator,

Ÿ   Arrange the necessary plants or vehicles for evacuation,

Ÿ   Control or mitigate hazards at the scene to prevent further damages to the property or injury to person under a safe condition,

Ÿ   Provide suitable first aid treatment at scene by certified first aiders,

Ÿ   Accompany the injured person to hospital,

Ÿ   Report the latest situation of the injured person to the Emergency Coordinator.




The evacuation procedure established for this plan only targets to a situation of local evacuation, that applies to the portions A and C work area of LR9 project (Appendix B), due to their close vicinities to the tank farm.


In events of the emergency that decided by the Emergency Coordinator necessary to evacuate the site personnel in the portions A and C, the work team member of the Site Agent will implement the procedure of the action plan to evacuate all the site personnel. All site personnel, including staff, workers and subcontractors, should stop the work immediately unless that pose any hazards and move in an orderly manner to leave the work areas.  Vehicles should be ready to transport all site personnel to a designated muster point.  The related site agent(s) should coordinate the roll call of each working team and report to the Emergency Coordinator.


The following flow chart illustrates the essential steps of the evacuation procedure.



Area Supervisory Staff to notify the Emergency Coordinator


Evacuation needed?

Emergency Safety / Environmental Representatives advise on the safety / Environmental aspects

Follow the notification procedure in Section 5.1

Emergency event in the Tank Farm

Area Supervisory Staff to take roll calls and report to the Emergency Coordinator

Work Team Member – Drivers to evacuate site personnel to the muster point at WA6

Work Team Member – Site Forman to arrange vehicles for transporting site personnel

Work Team Member – Site Agent to evacuate all site personnel

The Emergency Coordinator determine the seriousness





Area Supervisory Staff keeps monitoring the situation and report to Emergency Coordinator in cases the event deteriorates




7.1     Evacuation Routes


The evacuation routes for Portions A and C lead to the 2 local assembly points in the work site as a temporary shelter for subsequent evacuation by land or marine transports (Appendix B).  The arrangement of the evacuation routes and assembly points are in compliance with those escape routes as stipulated in the safety plan. The routes will be clearly marked on location plans which are posted on walls of main access. 


7.2     Muster Location


It is a safe location from emergency events of the tank farm, with a condition of easy access.  In LR9 site area, the DCVJV site office compound area in WA6 will be the muster location (Appendix C).  In the muster location, the site agent may coordinate the roll call again to ensure whole of the site personnel after evacuation.  In cases of injuries, minor injured may receive first aid treatments at the muster point, whilst serious cases can be delivered immediately to a hospital nearby via ambulance waiting at the muster point.




All site personnel shall receive training in emergency procedures in the site specific induction training at the work commencement and subsequently in refresher trainings after 6 months. The emergency flow charts and the emergency telephone list shall be communicated to staff and workers and they should be posted onto the notice board for reference.


  The members of emergency team shall receive training on evacuation drill in order to let them familiar with the established emergency procedures.  The drill for evacuation will be performed once a year and it will form a part of the drill programme of the safety management in LR9 site.





Appendix A – External Support Teams and Contacts




Telephone No.

Airport Authority Hong Kong (Mr Philip Ng – Construction Safety Engineer / Mr Jacky Wong – Construction Superintendent)



Aviation Fuel Tank Farm (Mr Danny Ho – Tank Farm Manager)



Marine Department (VTC, Maritime Rescue & Oil Spill) (24 hrs)



Tuen Mun Hospital (switchboard) (24 hrs)




Environmental Protection Department (For marine spill, LI Kim Man (S(WP)1) / Leung Hing-biu, Joseph (E(WP)13)


24119604 / 25946152


Environmental Protection Department (For on-site spill, Regional South Office)



Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (Dr. Ivan Chan)




Hong Kong Flying Services



Airport Authority (Integrated Airport Centre)




Civil Engineering Development Department (Mines Division) (24 hrs)



Explosive Disposal Bureau (24 hrs)



Drainage Services Department



Water Services Department



Electrical and Mechanical Services Department



HK & China Gas






Typhoon Enquiry (Hotline)



Weather Enquiry (Hotline)



Thunderstorm Enquiry (Hotline)




Appendix B – Site Layout Plan of Portions A & C Showing the Assembly Points


Appendix C – Site Layout Plan of WA6 Showing the Muster Point