Grangemouth's community warning alarm to be tested

The bi-annual testing of Grangemouth’s community warning system takes place this week.

Monday, 30th November 2020, 7:30 am
Pic Michael Gillen.

It alerts residents to any major incidents at the town’s industrial complex, which includes Ineos.

The testing will take place on Wednesday at 2.30pm.

It will involve activating the network of alarms situated at various locations in and around the complex.

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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.

Residents and visitors will not be required to take any action.

Derek Brow, MICC chairman, said: ‘The warning system, that has recently undergone maintenance work, is a means of alerting the public in the unlikely event of a major incident at any one of the operator’s facilities within the area.”

Should an incident take place during the test, the public should “Go in, Stay in and Tune in”.

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