Transport Safety Emergency Response

Chlorine emergencies response

Co-operation between the European chlorine industry and the national/regional authorities has resulted in practical Emergency Assistance Teams in order to respond to any incident (on industrial sites or during transport) involving chlorine. In some cases, these organisations cover more products than chlorine.

The Emergency Assistance Teams, with all necessary equipment, are permanently available to attend the scene of an incident. All personnel are specifically trained and are available at the request of local authorities within their area of operation.

For efficient operation of this scheme it is vital that the following organisations are fully aware of its capabilities and who to call for assistance when needed:

  •   all participants of each Emergency Assistance Team
  •   industrial chlorine users / transporters
  •   responsible authorities i.e. police, fire brigade, civil protection
  •   key personnel of the railway system

The ICE (International Chemical Environment) scheme is now generally applied in Europe thanks to corresponding organisations in each country.