Saltend Toxic Alarm Test


BP CHEMICALS LTD at Saltend has given advance notice of its intention to test its toxic alarm system on TUESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER.

The alarm, which sounds like an old World War II air raid siren, is normally tested every Wednesday at 2pm. But the exercise on 20th September is a major test of what the Saltend workforce would do in the case of a real toxic gas release and will involve the alarm sounding for a longer period.

The letter circulated from the company (pdf) says:

“Unfortunately, I cannot give you a precise time for the test because we do not want our workforce to be too prepared. However, if you feel this could cause you a problem, please give us a contact number and we will call you shortly before the alarm is sounded.”

For further information contact Dr Malcolm Joslin on 01482 892513 or Andy Carter-Fea on 01482 894770. E-mail: andy.carter-fea@uk.bp.com

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