Maintenance work on warning system

The warning system is in place in case there is a threat to public safety as a result of an emergency at the petrochemical plant
The warning system is in place in case there is a threat to public safety as a result of an emergency at the petrochemical plant

Maintenance will be carried out on Grangemouth’s Community Warning System. The system, operated by the Grangemouth Petroleum & Chemical Complex’s Major Incident Control Committee (MICC), may sound warnings throughout next week.

The test period will run from Monday-Friday, November 13-17. Grangemouth residents and visitors will not be required to take any action during the maintenance.

In the unlikely event of an actual emergency taking place during the maintenance, the transmission via the warning system will clearly indicate such an event and the public will be advised to: “Go in, Stay in and Tune in”.

MICC chairman Derek Brown said: “As part of our commitment to public safety we require to conduct maintenance work on the Community Warning System to ensure it is in full working order.

“The Community Warning System plays an important part in alerting the public in the unlikely event of a major gas leak in the petro-chemical complex. Within the MICC, we consider safety to the public to be paramount.”