LCC Plan for Mitigating Consequences of Off-Site Emergency

To ensure that arrangements are in place to deal with the off-site consequences of an incident at the site however unlikely, Lancashire County Council produce an off-site emergency plan.  This is a requirement under the Control of Major Accident Hazards 1999 (as amended) – known as COMAH

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The off-site plan is in addition to the company on-site plan and is developed by the County Council working with a number of organisations including Hyndburn Borough Council, emergency services, health organisations and staff from the site.   The plan is designed to protect the public and environment from any emergency which may have off-site consequences.

A key part of the off site plan relates to giving information to people who live and work in  the immediate vicinity of the site (known as the Public Information Zone).  Security protocols mean that a substantial part of the off site plan cannot be placed in the public domain.

All persons and organisations within the Public Information Zone around the site have been issued with information on what to do in the event of an off-site emergency. This information can also be found on the William Blythe website.

If you require further information please contact:

Lancashire County Council Emergency Planning Service – 01772 537 902

William Blythe Limited, Safety, Health and Environment Manager – 01254 320 279 and/or 07798 656 075 or e-mail at