The Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the UK Government has selected Ricardo-AEA’s chemical risk practice, the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), to provide it with 24/7 emergency telephone advice.
On a daily basis, the UK MoD handles and transports various chemicals as part of its work around the world. As part of the three-year contract, consulting firm Ricardo-AEA’s NCEC will assist the MoD with global, multilingual emergency response support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as a result of which MoD staff will be able to receive immediate advice from trained chemists.
In addition to the emergency support, the NCEC provide the Ministry with access to its hazardous chemicals database, manage MoD’s Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the chemicals it uses, and provide MoD staff with dangerous goods and chemical training to enhance their skills in areas such as identifying chemical hazards, responding to chemical spills and providing first aid in the event of chemical exposure.
Rich Davey, Account manager Ricardo-AEA’s NCEC, comments: “We’re very pleased to be delivering this support for the MoD. Our hazardous chemicals database contains information on close to 60,000 chemicals, which will help safely manage the various chemicals the MoD uses on a regular basis. This work is another great example of how the NCEC is providing clients with access to emergency response advice wherever they are in the world, whatever time of day.”