Hazardous Chemical (HAZCHEM) Incidents: Outline
Northampton County Council provides general
information, advice and links on hazardous chemicals and emergency
procedures for incidents involving hazardous chemicals.
The Civil Contingencies Secretariat link to external website provides links to government and non-government sources on a wide variety of emergencies and crises that can affect the UK, plus emergency planning guidance and government information.
The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), see related links below, plays a key role in national arrangements for responding to chemical incidents. It provides a 24-hour national advice service to the public emergency services on dealing with chemical incidents and is a central part of the Chemical Industries Associations CHEMSAFE link to external website scheme.
Emergency Action Codes (commonly called Hazchem Codes) are designed
to assist the emergency services in the first few minutes of dealing
with a hazardous goods distribution incident. Further information on
Emergency Action Codes link to external website is available from The
National Chemical Emergency Centre.
For further information please visit the National Chemical Emergency Centre website