Guidelines for the development of a response plan for significant incidents involving road fuel tankers

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  • Published: March 2017
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852939895
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

Response plan for significant incidents involving road fuel tankers coverThis publication provides good practice guidance to road fuel companies, road tanker operators and third party contractors and specialists involved in transporting petroleum, petroleum products and new fuel grades or other hazardous goods such as liquefied petroleum gas, in preparing an effective response plan for significant incidents involving road tankers.

Adoption of this publication as good practice should establish a common approach across the petroleum industry to significant incident response and enable emergency services and other stakeholders to plan for a known level of industry assistance.

This guidance is suitable for those with large fleets operating on a national basis or small enterprises with a few petroleum road tankers operating in a limited area. Response plans developed using this publication should match the scale and nature of those operations. To assist companies in developing their own plans, this publication sets out some generic procedures.

This publication is intended for use by parties involved in response planning for significant incidents involving road tankers. Readers may include those that prepare/or review response plans, including those in fuel supplies, haulage companies, public agencies (e.g. environmental agencies, emergency services, etc.) and spill response contractors. Whilst written in the context of the requirements of UK legislation and UK organisations, the principle should be applicable elsewhere, providing the publication is read alongside national and local requirements.

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