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Major industrial accidents

Industrial activities involving hazardous substances, whether in storage, process or transport, have the potential to cause serious major accidents.  Such incidents may lead to fatalities, injuries and environmental pollution which could extend considerable distance from the scene of the accident.

The chemical, nuclear and transport industries are closely regulated where hazardous materials are involved.  Organisations such as the Health and Safety Executive, Office of Nuclear Regulation and Environment Agency can take enforcement action to ensure risks are properly managed.

Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 – COMAH

Under the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015, Derbyshire County Council produce external emergency plans to make sure that arrangements are in place to deal with the off-site effects of an incident.  There are seven upper tier sites within Derbyshire.  Everyone who lives or works in the public information zone around a COMAH site has been issued with information on what to do in the event of an emergency.

Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001 – REPPIR

Under the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001, Derby City Council have produced an off-site emergency plan to make sure that arrangements are in place to deal with the effects of an incident at Rolls-Royce Raynesway.  Everyone who works in the detailed emergency planning zone around the site has been issued with information on what to do in the event of an emergency.

Last updated: 16 Aug 2018, 10:17 a.m.