We place huge importance on the relationship that we have with our surrounding communities and provide various means by which our neighbours can remain informed about our operation.
Our Terminal is an Upper Tier COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) regulated site. This set of regulations aims to prevent and limit the impacts of major accidents involving substances, such as LNG and liquid nitrogen, which the Terminal has on site.
In the unlikely event that a major incident occurs, a special Alarm, known as a COMAH Alarm, will be sounded. This will be clearly heard by local residents.
Our PIZ is the area around the Terminal which has been specified by the Competent Authority. It includes all homes and businesses with which we must communicate, in respect of our operational activities and the actions to be taken, in the unlikely event of an emergency at our site.
The COMAH Alarm has a distinctive sound - an intermittent tone.
The ‘All Clear’ is a single continuous tone and this tone will be sounded when the incident is over.
With the exception of the test dates, this specific COMAH Alarm is only sounded if there is a potential danger to our local community.
Alarm Test Notices
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We meet with representatives of our community on a quarterly basis, keeping them abreast of our activities whilst gaining valuable feedback from local residents. Representatives on the Group are: