21 Sep 2017

MIR 2017

London, UK

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) be both exhibiting and speaking at MIR 2017.

Our Senior Crisis Management Consultant, Chris Lewis, will be on a panel discussing "Preparing for Chemical Attacks in the UK". Focus points include:

  • The levels of access individuals have to chemical agents or facilities to manufacture them
  • Geographic areas and infrastructure most at risk of a chemical attack
  • Prevention strategies to stop the spread of chemicals by the public
  • UK`s strengths in preventing and dealing with chemical threats and incidents
  • Educating population how to react in case of a chemical attack
  • Reflection of systems in place to combat spills including site emergency plans, safety management systems, emergency operating procedures and area evacuation
  • Importance of managing chemical incidents in the NHS – From the year to March 2014, 448 chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents were reported to Public Health England (PHE).
  • Improving the communication process of key scientific knowledge during a chemical emergency to the public – With many UK experts involved in the Fukushima disaster in 2011 having since retired, having experts who can adequately deal with CBRN attacks in the UK is extremely important