Chemical incident support
Ricardo’s chemical emergency response practice, the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), has been working with a major European port to improve its response in the event a chemical incident occurs. The port has challenges with the volume of bulk chemicals that are moved through the port on a daily basis and the ongoing issue with undeclared goods.
For the former issue, NCEC provides its ChemData database. This means that, if there is a release of one of these hazardous materials, first responders can quickly access critical safety and response information from their mobile device, which enables them to plan a response.
Employees at this port also have access to NCEC’s emergency response telephone numbers, so if they need additional advice on their response or support with identifying an undeclared material, they can access this from our qualified chemical emergency responders, 24/7. Chemical safety is critical to the port operator, and investing in these tools and services to protect staff and safeguard operations is a key part of its sustainability strategy.