The bi-annual testing of the Community Warning System in Grangemouth will take place on Wednesday 1st December at 2.30pm.
The system, operated by Grangemouth Industrial Complex’s Major Incident Control Committee (MICC), will broadcast warning tones and verbal instructions to the public to ensure they are aware of how to react in the unlikely event of an incident that requires them to take action.
The test will involve activating the network of alarms situated at various locations in and around the town’s Industrial Complex.
Grangemouth residents and visitors will not be required to take any action when the system is activated at this time.
In the unlikely event of an incident taking place during the test, the transmission via the Community Warning System will clearly indicate such an event and the public should “Go in, Stay in and Tune in”.
MICC chairman, Derek Brown said: ‘’Our member companies are committed to public safety. The Warning System, that has recently undergone planned maintenance work, is a means of alerting the public in the unlikely event of a major incident at any one of the member operator’s facilities within the Grangemouth area.
“Throughout the year, MICC member companies in Grangemouth work with the emergency services and Falkirk Council to train and exercise their staff to ensure they are fully equipped to deal with a wide range of different scenarios.
We encourage everyone in the Grangemouth community to ensure that they know what to do should an incident occur.”
For more information, and to familiarise yourself with the community warning system, please visit the MICC webpage.
MICC is comprised of representatives from Falkirk Council, Emergency Services, and the operators of the various major industrial sites in Grangemouth.