User Conference
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