NCEC was commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) to edit this publication, outlining the application of Hazchem Emergency Actions Codes (EACs) in Britain.
The EAC list is an essential compliance document for all emergency services, local government and for those who may control the planning for, and prevention of, emergencies involving dangerous goods. NCEC has been at the heart of the UK EAC system since its inception in the early 1970s, publishing the list on behalf of the UK Government until 1996 and resuming its management in 2008.
The printed version of the book can be purchased from TSO directly (ISBN: 9780113413263)
For more information visit http://the-ncec.com/
NOTES TO EDITOR:
With over 35 years experience, NCEC is a centre of excellence providing emergency response, consultancy and training on chemical safety and regulatory services. Its Emergency Responders are all qualified chemists who have received extensive training in chemical health and safety, emergency response and communication skills.
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NCEC has been operating the UK's national 24-hour chemical emergency response centre since 1973. This makes it one of the most experienced teams in the world in understanding the requirements of both the chemical industry and the emergency services.