WE ARE WELL PREPARED
We are well prepared for acute incidents. Using a well-planned emergency organization with clearly allocated tasks we ensure that emergency services and competent contacts are available at all times. Besides the specialized safety personnel of the works fire department and the emergency manager, numerous employees at the Chemical Industrial Park Knapsack are involved in the preventative measures.
Company alarm plans, emergency responders and fire protection officers warn people in the affected plant, enabling them to leave the danger zone safely. Specific company measures to limit the effects are also in place.
Also in the event of odor and noise nuisance, especially when our neighbors and the environment could be affected, specialized personnel in an emergency standby service from environmental protection are on hand to take measurements.
The works fire department is at the ready 24/7 to respond immediately in an emergency and to minimize damage or hazardous effects. The works fire department is called via the emergency number or automatic fire calls. Calls to the emergency number are always relayed to the Works Security Control Center.
ONE-STOP SAFETY – THE EMERGENCY MANAGER
An emergency manager working with the works fire department is also involved. This is always an experienced manager from the safety precaution sector who, in case of emergency, has far-reaching competencies with regard to the chemical park. Immediately following the occurrence of an incident the emergency manager can assess the situation and its possible impact. In case of danger he also initiates a warning for the neighboring community using the chemical park's warning sirens and radio announcements. He is also responsible for first informing the authorities.
In case of a serious incident, the emergency manager calls together the central task force. This consists of managers from the companies operating at the Chemical Industrial Park Knapsack.
The task force coordinates the operations of all those involved in and outside the chemical park and initiates the communication of information gathered to fire and rescue personnel, the neighboring community, authorities and the media.