The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) has published a new set of guidelines for the supply and transport of hazardous materials to help chemical companies deliver best practice in telephone chemical emergency response.
Chemical companies in Europe are strongly advised – and often legally obliged – to include a telephone number on supply and transport documentation for hazardous goods which can be called to provide emergency response advice during a chemical incident.
The new CEFIC guidelines, which have been adopted by all National Intervention in Chemical Transport Emergencies (ICE) Centres in Europe, detail the fundamental requirements of an emergency response service. They aim to help companies enhance their internal emergency response provisions or guide the procurement of a professional third-party supplier.
To support the release of these guidelines, NCEC is hosting a live Q&A session to look at these guidelines in more detail.
The panels of experts will discuss:
Who CEFIC is, and the importance of the guidelines.
What the ‘gap’ looks like in terms of our understanding of common practice and what these guidelines set out.
How these guidelines dovetail with global requirements and regulations for emergency response provision.
A discussion about the key elements of these guidelines, and what they really mean for organisations.
What’s next for organisations, and how do they move on from here.
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