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Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Part IPurpose of Safety Reports

(This Part sets out the provisions of Article 9(1) of the Directive.)

The purposes referred to in regulation 7 are as follows—

1.  demonstrating that a major accident prevention policy and a safety management system for implementing it have been put into effect in accordance with the information set out in Schedule 2;

2.  demonstrating that major accident hazards have been identified and that the necessary measures have been taken to prevent such accidents and to limit their consequences for persons and the environment;.

3.  demonstrating that adequate safety and reliability have been incorporated into the—

(a)design and construction, and

(b)operation and maintenance,

of any installation and equipment and infrastructure connected with its operation which are linked to major accident hazards within the establishment;

4.  demonstrating that on-site emergency plans have been drawn up and supplying information to enable the off-site plan to be drawn up in order to take the necessary measures in the event of a major accident;

5.  providing sufficient information to the competent authority to enable decisions to be made in terms of the siting of new activities or developments around establishments.

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