Certain industrial activities involving dangerous substances
have the potential to cause accidents. Some of these accidents may
cause serious injuries to people or damage to the environment. Much
has been done to help prevent industrial accidents and to minimise
The South Wales Police area is not considered more at risk than
any other part of the country.
Work is being carried out in the area to identify hazardous
sites which have the potential to cause an incident affecting the
local community. Protocols have been put in place for some sites
and other critical locations that may have a great impact on the
community if an emergency incident were to occur.
What you need to do
Be aware if you have received specific emergency instructions
from a neighbouring industrial site and endeavour to follow those
instructions and wait for further advice.
If you hear a warning of an emergency incident, go indoors,
close all windows and doors and tune into local radio for further
Co-operate with the emergency services fully. They are there to
help. Stay calm and listen to their instructions if you are
evacuated from your home for any reason.