Here you will find important information from Obbola paper mill. Read the information on these pages so you know what to do if an accident occurs!
Nevertheless, accidents may occur that could impact people within the plant area as well as those who live in the vicinity of Obbola.
The alarm number is 112. The person who alerts shall be prepared to respond to the concierge's questions.
If a serious accident occurs at Obbola that puts residents in the vicinity at risk, then an alert is issued over the "Important announcement to the public" warning system (VMA). A VMA siren tone means that you should go indoors, close windows, doors and ventilation systems and listen to the radio for more information. Information can also be obtained on Text TV, on SVT text page 599. The VMA siren consists of a seven-second tone followed by a 14-second pause, repeated for at least two minutes. Once the danger is over, a "Danger over" siren is sounded, which consists of a 30- to 40-second long tone. The VMA alert and "Danger over" sirens are tested on the first non-holiday Monday of each quarter at 3 p.m.
SCA Obbola handles a number of hazardous substances and chemicals. Security is high priority, and we are constantly working to improve our security systems to prevent accidents. Despite this, there may be accidents that may affect both those in the factory area and those living in the environment and the environment.
Risk assessments are carried out systematically and the entire plant's operations have been investigated regarding risks of chemical emissions, fire and explosion. The analysis shows that almost all possible damage is limited to the industrial area and does not affect the public. What could affect the immediate environment and local residents is whether a larger fire would occur in the industrial area, with strong smoke evolution and the release of extinction water as a consequence.
Swedish legislation measures to prevent major chemical accidents based on the so-called "Seveso II Directive" adopted by the European Union.
The directive has been legalized under Swedish law and in ordinances regarding measures to prevent and limit the consequences of serious chemical accidents. Obbola paper mill is covered by this legislation.
According to the directive, members of the general public that risk being affected by a serious chemical accident must be informed regarding what safety measures will be taken and what they should do in the event of an accident.
The directive specifies two requirement levels. Operations at Obbola paper mill fall under the higher requirement level and a safety report has therefore been submitted to the appropriate authorities. The safety report is based on risk analyses and technical safety reviews of operations within the mill area.
As an operator, the mill is obligated to prevent the risk of serious chemical accidents. In the event of a chemical accident, the company is obligated to limit the consequences to peoples' health as well as the environment. The company is also obligated to cooperate with the municipal fire and rescue service.
It is the task of the fire and rescue service to prevent fires and other accidents and the consequences thereof. Preventative measures are also a high priority for the fire and rescue service, which involves reducing societal risks while simultaneously preventing new accidents.
The work methods of the fire and rescue service can be explained in five steps:
Together with police, the fire and rescue service conducts fire investigations to determine the cause of a fire. In addition, the fire and rescue service conducts so-called residual value rescue where smoke, water and corrosion damage are dealt with.
Employees at Obbola also investigate any accidents, incidents or fires that occur at the mill.