Canadian Aviation Regulations
(2) The operator of an airport shall test the emergency plan by conducting a full-scale exercise
(a) for the airports designated by the Minister in the Canada Flight Supplement to be used by international service, at intervals not exceeding two years; and
(b) for other airports, at intervals not exceeding four years.
(3) The operator of an airport shall conduct full-scale exercises based on scenarios that relate to a major aircraft accident and, at a minimum, the exercises shall include the assembly and deployment of fire-fighting, policing and medical services organizations.
(4) The operator of an airport shall conduct a table top exercise each year in which no full-scale exercise is conducted.
(5) The operator of an airport, when conducting a table top exercise, shall have
(a) an up-to-date list of the participants and their telephone numbers and the radio frequencies used to communicate;
(b) fully operational communication equipment; and
(c) a copy of the airport grid map.
(6) The operator of an airport shall base the table top exercises on scenarios that include an aircraft accident or incident.
(7) The operator of an airport shall provide the Minister with a notice in writing of the date and time when a table top or full-scale exercise is to be carried out at least 60 days before the day of the exercise.
(8) The Minister may observe the testing of an emergency plan.
(9) After each exercise, the operator of an airport shall conduct a debriefing with all the organizations identified in the plan and a representative of the airport personnel who participated to evaluate the effectiveness of the emergency plan and identify deficiencies.
(10) The operator of an airport shall implement an action plan to correct any deficiencies in the emergency plan that were identified during a debriefing session.
(11) The operator of an airport shall conduct partial exercises to assess proposed changes in the plan in order to correct deficiencies.
(12) The operator of an airport shall record
(a) the date of an exercise;
(b) the type of exercise;
(c) the minutes of the debriefing session after the exercise; and
(d) any action plans to correct deficiencies that were identified during a debriefing session.
(13) The operator of an airport shall keep an exercise record for 10 years after the day on which the record is made.
(14) The operator of an airport shall submit debriefing minutes and corrective action plans relating to an exercise to the Minister on request.
- SOR/2007-262, s. 2
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