A Web-based Tool for the Control of Major-Accident Hazards
Efthimiadou Irini
(Intelin S.A. – Euroconsultants Group)

Alborg Miguel
(IDI Eikon)

Vontas Apostolos
(Altec S.A.)


CONTENTS Introduction to e-Seveso tool and services Seveso II Generic Requirements – Main Processes and Information Flow Implementation of e-Seveso services for: Accident prevention Responding to an accident Accident evaluation Deployment steps and information cycle Conclusions 5/2/2005 e-Seveso .

intended to help implement statutory requirements on environmental and safety compliance monitoring and reporting Emphasises the preventive aspects of industrial safety. allowing evaluation of general safety performance in the area 5/2/2005 e-Seveso . local authorities and communities of the area in which a group of affected enterprises reside can be provided ondemand with aggregated data. affected directly or indirectly by SEVESO II directive (96/82/EC) Also targeted to industrial parks or industrial districts. due to major potential of industrial hazards Primary targeted to enterprises.Introduction to e-Seveso Tool and Services A web-based tool that deploys services. in order to improve risk management in industrial activities and surrounding areas. where affected enterprises are located (“domino” effect prevails) Additionally.

Seveso II Generic Requirements – Main Processes Prevention information and measures Accident Prevention Emergency Plan Response to an Accident Accident response information Accident Evaluation 5/2/2005 e-Seveso .

Seveso II Generic Requirements – Information Flow Operator Competent Authority Commission Other Corresponding Authorities Public Public Member States 5/2/2005 e-Seveso .

responsible in case of alarms Monitoring. quantities) – MSDS can be attached Creating groups with certain responsibilities and different access permits. including warning groups (internal or external).Implementation of e-Seveso services for Accident Prevention Responsibilities of the Operator Registering all necessary general data of the operator Full description of all locations of the establishment – a map can be attached showing the immediate environment Identification and reporting of dangerous substances (inventory. storing and/or publishing on-line manually or automatically measured data of different parameters Setting-up alarms Identifying possible trends (through reports and figures) 5/2/2005 e-Seveso .

Implementation of e-Seveso services for Accident Prevention Responsibilities of the Authorities On-line access to all the data and corresponding documents required from the Operator On-line communication with the Operator Conducting on-line inspection and controls On-line communication of certain information to other stakeholders (restricted access to data) Access to information needed for the external emergency plan Receiving messages from stakeholders 5/2/2005 e-Seveso .

Implementation of e-Seveso services for Responding to an Accident Responsibilities of the Operator Detecting unusual events. if permission is given by the operator On-line access to all data concerning locations and quantities of dangerous substances. in order to make the appropriate decisions 5/2/2005 e-Seveso . or even the trend for an unusual event and firing alarms Responsibilities of the Authorities Receiving alarms Access on views from real time camera.

member states. European Commission Assisting in drawing risk maps and keeping lists of all directly affected Seveso enterprises 5/2/2005 e-Seveso .Implementation of e-Seveso services for Accident Evaluation Responsibilities of the Operator On-line exchange of information and data Major accident report can be attached as document Responsibilities of the Authorities Assisting the exchange of information between authorities.

e-Seveso Deployment Steps Assesment of the risks on site Definition of the Critical Control Points (information to capture) Definition of the equipment needed (if already not in place) Definition of: • Data to be shared • Users authorized to see it • Alarms Users training Implementation 5/2/2005 e-Seveso .

WI-FI • S-DMB 4th Level Data Management DB DB 3rd Level Community Citizens Authorities 5/2/2005 e-Seveso . 1st Level e-SEVESO Core Technologies Contribution Network • Wire and Unwire Sensors • IP Cameras • GPRS. BWA 2nd Level Distribution Network • W-LAN. UWB.Institutes Enterprise Fed/Assoc. UMTS • Satellite Remote Sensing • Navigation Systems • Reflective and Human based events • DxB-T.Industrial Sectors Tech.

e-Seveso Information Cycle e-Seveso e-Seveso e-Seveso Home Page e-Seveso Register Data collection: Continuous Non-continuous e-Seveso Database Database Data Filtering Experts Analysis e-Seveso Public access e-Seveso Alarms Management e-Seveso Data Distribution: Reports Alarms SMS WAP/GPRS UMTS e-Seveso E-mail WEB NGOs 5/2/2005 e-Seveso .

e-Seveso services are being validated in a project co-financed by the e-TEN programme of EC (www.CONCLUSIONS e-Seveso services offer to both operators and responsible authorities: A simple and cost-effective tool for on-line preventive monitoring of parameters A user-friendly tool for respective data and information exchange between stakeholders Assistance in responding quickly and effectively to any respective alarms Easy access to historical data for accidents evaluation and risk minimization Currently.e-seveso.net) 5/2/2005 e-Seveso .