What should I do if there is an industrial accident?
If you live close to a large chemical site, you might receive information from the site(s) in you area advising you of the actions to take in the event in an accident.
Generally, the advice in a chemical incident is to 'Go in, stay in and tunes in'. What you should do is:
- go into a house or building straight away and stay indoors until you hear an all-clear message
- close all external doors, turn off all ventilation and heating systems
- close all windows and curtains
- tune into your local radio station to receive information and instructions
- do not ring the emergency services unless you have a medical emergency, as their telephone lines need to be kept clear
- please co-operate with any instructions given by the emergency services
- after the all-clear, doors and windows can be reopened and ventilation restored.