Emergency plans

Seveso Directive requires the plant Owner to prepare the Internal Emergency Plan, after consulting the personnel working in the plant, including the personnel of long-term subcontractors.

This document shall contain at least the following information (Annex IV of Directive 2012/18/EU):

  • Names or positions of persons authorized to set emergency procedures in motion and the person in charge of and coordinating the on-site mitigatory action;
  • Name or position of the person with responsibility for liaising with the authority responsible for the external emergency plan;
  • For foreseeable conditions or events which could be significant in bringing about a major accident, a description of the action which should be taken to control the conditions or events and to limit their consequences, including a description of the safety equipment and the resources available;
  • Arrangements for limiting the risks to persons on site including how warnings are to be given and the actions persons are expected to take on receipt of a warning;
  • Arrangements for providing early warning of the incident to the authority responsible for setting the external emergency plan in motion, the type of information which should be contained in an initial warning and the arrangements for the provision of more detailed information as it becomes available;
  • Where necessary, arrangements for training staff in the duties they will be expected to perform and, as appropriate, coordinating this with off-site emergency services;
  • Arrangements for providing assistance with off-site mitigatory action.

ICARO provides expert technicians on process safety analysis, as well as on emergency planning and management to assist customers in preparing and updating the plant’s internal emergency plans.