8.—(1) The Board may take any action it considers appropriate–
(a)in response to an event or situation of a kind mentioned in paragraph (2); or
(b)for the purpose of enabling action to be taken in response to such an event or situation.
(2) The event or situation is one that causes or is likely to cause–
(a)a person to die, be injured or become ill; or
(b)harm to the environment (including the life and health of plants and animals and the fabric of buildings).
(3) The power conferred by paragraph (1) includes power to secure the provision of equipment.