What are the authorities doing?
An accident in a Seveso establishment can have consequences for people and the environment, both within and outside the company. In order to prevent such accidents or mitigate their consequences, the competent authorities work together:
- The federal government is responsible for the protection of the employees and for the preparation and coordination of the emergency plan, in close cooperation with the federal services of the provincial governors.
- The provincial governors are responsible for drawing up the special emergency and intervention plan Seveso .
- The Regions have competence for town and country planning.
Inspection of the establishmentsSeveso establishments are regularly inspected.
Emergency planning and disaster exercisesAuthorities and companies draw up emergency plans.
Town and country planningEach Seveso establishment needs to obtain an environmental licence.
Seveso fundTwo Seveso funds exist.