We're conducting a routine test of the warning siren at our Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) site in Stornoway tomorrow (9 January).
The siren is used to warn people living or working near the site of any potential incidents. It will be tested between 10am and 11am. The test will last for a maximum duration of one hour, during which both ‘warning’ and ‘all-clear’ sirens will sound several times.
We conduct tests every six months at all our LPG sites, always notifying residents and businesses by letter beforehand. This test is a requirement as part of the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations 2015.
Project Manager Craig Macleod said: “We carry out these tests every six months because the safety of the communities in which we work is at the heart of everything we do. While the test scheduled at 10am on Thursday 9 January is routine and nothing to be concerned about, it’s important nearby residents and businesses are familiar with the sound of the siren and know what they need to do in case a real incident ever takes place. That’s why we’re sending letters to everyone in the vicinity with essential information and guidance, so please take some time to read it carefully.”