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Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Part IIMinimum Information to be Included in Safety Report

(This Part sets out the provisions of Annex II to the Directive.)

The information referred to in regulation 7(1), (5) and (7) is as follows—

1.  Information on the management system and on the organisation of the establishment with a view to major accident prevention.

This information shall contain the elements set out in Schedule 2.

2.  Presentation of the environment of the establishment:

(a)description of the site and its environment including the geographical location, meterological, geographical, hydrographic conditions and, if necessary, its history;

(b)identification of installations and other activities of the establishment which could present a major accident hazard;

(c)description of areas where a major accident may occur.

3.  Description of installation:

(a)a description of the main activities and products of the parts of the establishment which are important from the point of view of safety, sources of major accident risks and conditions under which such a major accident could happen, together with a description of proposed preventative measures;

(b)description of processes, in particular the operating methods;

(c)description of dangerous substances:

(i)inventory of dangerous substances including—

  • the identification of dangerous substances: chemical name, the number allocated to the substance by the Chemicals Abstract Service, name according to International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry nomenclature;

  • the maximum quantity of dangerous substances present;

(ii)physical, chemical, toxicological characteristics and indication of the hazards, both immediate and delayed, for people and the environment;

(iii)physical and chemical behaviour under normal conditions of use or under foreseeable accidental conditions.

4.  Identification and accidental risks analysis and prevention methods:

(a)detailed description of the possible major accident scenarios and their probability or the conditions under which they occur including a summary of the events which may play a role in triggering each of these scenarios, the causes being internal or external to the installation;

(b)assessment of the extent and severity of the consequences of identified major accidents;

(c)description of technical parameters and equipment used for the safety of installations.

5.  Measures of protection and intervention to limit the consequences of an accident:

(a)description of the equipment installed in the plant to limit the consequences of major accidents;

(b)organisation of alert and intervention;

(c)description of mobilisable resources, internal or external;

(d)summary of elements described in sub-paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) necessary for drawing up the on-site emergency plan.

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