Industry and public safety
The safety of the community has always been a priority for us. We prepare and maintain
plans to deal with hazards and threats to our communities and the environment. This
is a legal duty under the Control
of Major Accident Hazards Regulations.
The petrochemical industry retains a significant presence in Grangemouth and there
are extensive Whisky Bonds in Bonnybridge. We also have an extensive network of
underground pipelines conveying both gases and liquids.
Although accidents and emergencies are extremely rare, we, along with industry and
our partners, aim to make sure any incidents are dealt with quickly and effectively.
The Pipeline Safety Regulations 1996 requires us to prepare an emergency response
plan for major accident hazard pipelines passing through the Falkirk Council area.
The plan sets out actions that are required to minimise the impact of a pipeline
emergency on the environment and the health and safety of local communities.
In an emergency
Grangemouth - Important public safety information
An illustrated leaflet and emergency instruction card are delivered to households
and businesses in Grangemouth (in the FK3 postcode). These leaflets can also be
- Important public safety information
- Emergency instructions
Bonnybridge - Safety advice for the community
Advice on safety and what to do in the event of hearing the PIZ siren is delivered
to all residents and businesses within 180m of site. You can download this information
- Safety advice for the community
- What to do if you hear a public warning siren
The siren test takes place on the second Saturday of February each year between 10am
The emergency evacuation of houses will only happen in extreme circumstances.
If the police ask you to leave your home, don't argue. They will ask you to go to
a place of safety. If you decide to go somewhere else, let them know so you can
be accounted for.
Don’t worry if you have additional support needs, the services carrying out the evacuation
will make arrangements for you.
If there is time you should take along medicines, warm clothes, any special foods
and personal documents. If you have pets you should take their food, baskets and
leads with you.
If you have time, you should make sure that fires are out, your water, gas and electricity
are switched off and your property is locked up.