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20/09/2015
Road chemical

The UK’s National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) will demonstrate the importance of 24 hour emergency response at the ‘Seminar on Road Chemical Emergency Response’ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 29, 2015.

20/05/2015
Hazmat fire and rescue newsroom

The Chief Fire Officer’s Association (CFOA) has selected the NCEC's emergency response manager, Dan Haggarty, to help produce new national guidance for firefighters responding to incidents involving hazardous materials.

04/05/2015
CARACAL Meeting

NCEC joined lead contractor AMEC in the presentation of the results of a study to assess the costs and benefits of data harmonisation for Poison Centres, which was run on behalf of the EU Commission. 

11/03/2015
NCEC at Globalchem

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) attended the Globalchem congress in Baltimore at the end of March, plus further information on poison centres.

09/03/2015
MOD vehicle

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), has won a three year contract to provide the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) with emergency telephone advice – the contract includes global, multilingual support 24 hours a day, seven days a week as well as access to the NCEC’s hazardous chemicals database

02/03/2015
Global Chemical Congress Logo

The first Global Chemical Congress saw attendees and speakers from around the world come together in London to discuss regulations and crisis response.

17/12/2014
poisoncentreinfopack

NCEC are pleased to provide our customers and other organisations with a summary of the latest information related to EU Poison Centres.

25/11/2014
115CPDhours

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) and Tactical Hazmat have announced that Hazmat 2015 has been awarded CPD hours by the IFE and provide an update on the workshop programme.

25/09/2014
NCEC at ESS 2014

NCEC attended the Emergency Services Show on 23 and 24 September 2014. 

Last week NCEC’s emergency response team provided crucial support to emergency services attending a substantial chemical fire at a factory near Stroud. The fire involved a number of extremely hazardous chemicals, which included thousands of litres of hydrofluoric acid (HF), hydrochloric acid and nitric acid.
HF is well known in chemical circles, due to its ability to easily penetrate tissue, in fact even small splashes on the skin can be fatal .
Recognising the seriousness of the chemicals involved in the incident, the hazardous material fire officer used Chemsafe, a free chemical advice telephone service dedicated to supporting UK emergency services. The Chemsafe service is managed by NCEC in conjunction with the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Chemical Business Association (CBA).  The information provided by Chemsafe during an incident has proven to aid faster, more effective decision making, helping to resolve chemical incidents more quickly and safely.
The smoke plume being generated by the fire also presented a significant threat, due to its proximity to local residents and the road infrastructure, with the A419 running directly past the entrance to the site.Last week NCEC’s emergency response team provided crucial support to emergency services attending a substantial chemical fire at a factory near Stroud. The fire involved a number of extremely hazardous chemicals, which included thousands of litres of hydrofluoric acid (HF), hydrochloric acid and nitric acid.
12/08/2014
Korean regulations

Richard Davey, NCEC Account Manager, presented at REACH24H Consulting Group’s seminar series ‘Understanding China and Korea’s regulatory environment’, which were held in London, Frankfurt and Barcelona. 

Last week NCEC’s emergency response team provided crucial support to emergency services attending a substantial chemical fire at a factory near Stroud. The fire involved a number of extremely hazardous chemicals, which included thousands of litres of hydrofluoric acid (HF), hydrochloric acid and nitric acid.
HF is well known in chemical circles, due to its ability to easily penetrate tissue, in fact even small splashes on the skin can be fatal .
Recognising the seriousness of the chemicals involved in the incident, the hazardous material fire officer used Chemsafe, a free chemical advice telephone service dedicated to supporting UK emergency services. The Chemsafe service is managed by NCEC in conjunction with the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Chemical Business Association (CBA).  The information provided by Chemsafe during an incident has proven to aid faster, more effective decision making, helping to resolve chemical incidents more quickly and safely.
The smoke plume being generated by the fire also presented a significant threat, due to its proximity to local residents and the road infrastructure, with the A419 running directly past the entrance to the site.Last week NCEC’s emergency response team provided crucial support to emergency services attending a substantial chemical fire at a factory near Stroud. The fire involved a number of extremely hazardous chemicals, which included thousands of litres of hydrofluoric acid (HF), hydrochloric acid and nitric acid.
10/08/2014
NCEC at ESS 2014

 

Last week NCEC’s emergency response team provided crucial support to emergency services attending a substantial chemical fire at a factory near Stroud. The fire involved a number of extremely hazardous chemicals, which included thousands of litres of hydrofluoric acid (HF), hydrochloric acid and nitric acid.
HF is well known in chemical circles, due to its ability to easily penetrate tissue, in fact even small splashes on the skin can be fatal .
Recognising the seriousness of the chemicals involved in the incident, the hazardous material fire officer used Chemsafe, a free chemical advice telephone service dedicated to supporting UK emergency services. The Chemsafe service is managed by NCEC in conjunction with the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Chemical Business Association (CBA).  The information provided by Chemsafe during an incident has proven to aid faster, more effective decision making, helping to resolve chemical incidents more quickly and safely.
The smoke plume being generated by the fire also presented a significant threat, due to its proximity to local residents and the road infrastructure, with the A419 running directly past the entrance to the site.Last week NCEC’s emergency response team provided crucial support to emergency services attending a substantial chemical fire at a factory near Stroud. The fire involved a number of extremely hazardous chemicals, which included thousands of litres of hydrofluoric acid (HF), hydrochloric acid and nitric acid.
15/07/2014
chemsafe chemical fire

Last week NCEC’s emergency response team provided crucial support to emergency services attending a substantial chemical fire at a factory near Stroud. The fire involved a number of extremely hazardous chemicals, which included thousands of litres of hydrofluoric acid (HF), hydrochloric acid and nitric acid.

Last week NCEC’s emergency response team provided crucial support to emergency services attending a substantial chemical fire at a factory near Stroud. The fire involved a number of extremely hazardous chemicals, which included thousands of litres of hydrofluoric acid (HF), hydrochloric acid and nitric acid.
HF is well known in chemical circles, due to its ability to easily penetrate tissue, in fact even small splashes on the skin can be fatal .
Recognising the seriousness of the chemicals involved in the incident, the hazardous material fire officer used Chemsafe, a free chemical advice telephone service dedicated to supporting UK emergency services. The Chemsafe service is managed by NCEC in conjunction with the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Chemical Business Association (CBA).  The information provided by Chemsafe during an incident has proven to aid faster, more effective decision making, helping to resolve chemical incidents more quickly and safely.
The smoke plume being generated by the fire also presented a significant threat, due to its proximity to local residents and the road infrastructure, with the A419 running directly past the entrance to the site.Last week NCEC’s emergency response team provided crucial support to emergency services attending a substantial chemical fire at a factory near Stroud. The fire involved a number of extremely hazardous chemicals, which included thousands of litres of hydrofluoric acid (HF), hydrochloric acid and nitric acid.
23/05/2014
Hazmat20142

The Hazmat event has continued to demonstrate itself as one of the leading forums for hazardous materials response, chemical exposure and monitoring, and emergency planning.

Attendance at this year’s event was the highest in the last 5 years. Attendees were able to experience the usual mix of keynote presentations from industry stakeholders and practical workshops. 

21/05/2014
Chemical Safety Standards and Regulations Mubai 2

NCEC presented at the ‘Chemical Safety Seminar: Standards and Regulations’ in Mumbai, a workshop jointly organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) Institute of Quality, New Delhi; and Sustainability Support Services (Europe) AB, Sweden. The seminar was also supported by India’s National Institute of Disaster Management; the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS); and REACH Support, Nagpur.

26/03/2014
NCEC support emergency excercise

Two of NCEC’s Emergency Responders, John Wilkinson and Tom Baker, attended Operation Rosedale, a major, multi-agency exercise simulating the derailment of a passenger rail carriage and a dangerous goods train carrying molten phenol.

02/03/2014
NCEC present webinar on emergency response and chinese regulations

Overview of the webinar presented by NCEC and REACH24 on emergency repsonse best practice, poison centres and Chinese chemical management regulations.

16/02/2014
NCEC attend Chemical Control and Hazard Communication Regulations Conference

NCEC attend the Informa Life Sciences' Annual Chemical Control and Hazard Communications Regulations Conference in Berlin

09/02/2014
NCEC Poison Centres

Findings from NCEC and Chemical watch's poison centre survey

01/01/2014
NCEC and Turkish Emergency Telephone numbers

Read about NCEC's visit and support for companies working in Turkey.

14/11/2013
NCEC 40th badge 01

The UK National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) – part of Ricardo-AEA – celebrated its 40th year of successful operation yesterday and underscored its position as one of the world’s most experienced chemical emergency response organizations

07/11/2013

Read NCEC article on managing chemical spillages safely and effectively.

31/10/2013
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NCEC responds to chemical incident at Weymouth industrial estate.

18/09/2013
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Wolfgang Nüdling wins NCEC prize draw at ChemCon Asia conference 2013.

06/08/2013
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We were delighted to receive 155 responses to this year’s customer survey. This is a higher number of participants than last year, which was the first year of the survey. We have included some of the key results below and will be producing thought pieces over the coming months that take account of your views on regulation and market trends.

 

31/07/2013
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For the attention of all emergency service personnel ONLY:

NCEC is currently visiting UK emergency services to deliver refresher training on the Chemsafe service, which is free at the point of use for all emergency service personnel.

 

26/07/2013
chemdata5

Chemdata 2013.1 was released to users on Friday 26 July. With this release, the size of the database has increased to over 51,000 substances and more than 154,000 synonyms and trade names.

09/07/2013
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NCEC are now offering two new training courses:

31/05/2013
japan

To mark the appointment of Japan Chemical Database (JCDB) as an NCEC sales intermediary, Daniel Haggarty and Giles Hobson travelled to Japan at the end of May to visit our new business partner, present at seminars arranged by JCDB and meet a number of key prospective customers.

26/04/2013
chemdata

Try our Pocket Chemdata app for Android! Incorporating the full Chemdata database, the app is designed to run on Android smartphones and tablet devices, and is available for download from the Google Play apps store.

08/11/2012
NCECLogosrgb

Ricardo has announced today that it has acquired the business, operating assets and employees engaged in the business of AEA Technology Plc (in administration) (“AEA Europe”), for a total cash consideration of £18.0 million. This includes the activities of NCEC.  No historic defined benefit pension liabilities or bank debts will transfer to Ricardo as part of the transaction.

09/08/2012
lithiumbatteryblog3

Ever since the 2009 editions of RID/ADR/ADN and ICAO technical instructions, demand for information about Lithium battery hazards has been high. This was particularly the case with respect to manufacturers and shippers, who the regulations affected. The regulations introduced a reclassification and separate UN numbers for Lithium metal batteries (non-rechargeable) and Lithium-ion batteries (rechargeable), new packing instructions and new requirements for transport. The 2013 edition of the ICAO technical instructions and related IATA Dangerous Good Regulations went further.

07/08/2012
chemdata2

The 2012.1 update of Chemdata has now been released. Subscribers will have been notified by email and updates for Android devices should be automatically deployed via Google Play if you have automatic updates enabled.