If Grangemouth's public emergency warning system sounds this month - this is why

A public warning system which sounds alerts in the event of a major incident is set to be tested in Grangemouth.

Friday, 20th November 2020, 7:40 am
Grangemouth. Ineos (Pic Michael Gillen)
Grangemouth. Ineos (Pic Michael Gillen)

The town’s system will undergo maintenance checks on Monday November 23, and Friday 27th.

Residents have been advised it may sound warning tones and verbal messages. They do not need to take any action.

The system, operated by the Grangemouth Industrial Complex’s Major Incident Control Committee, plays an important part in alerting the public in the event of a major incident at any one of its partner companies, such as Ineos, in town.

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

Derek Brown, MICC chairman, said: “We require to conduct maintenance work on the community warning system to ensure it is in full working order.

“We consider the safety of the public to be paramount.”

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