Being prepared in an emergency is of high priority at Nikkelverk, both in the plant and in our community in Kristiansand. Nikkelverk conducts evacuation drills regularly each year. We have our own internal fire brigade of around 50 people who receive 60 hours of training every year to practice fire fighting and handling of hazardous chemicals. We are always ready to assist the Kristiansand fire department if necessary.
In 2009 we distributed 7000 leaflets informing our neighbours – both businesses and individuals – about the plant's risk factors, what we do to prevent major accidents and what they should do if an accident should happen. Such brochures are required by the EU directive for facilities that store and manage large amounts of flammable and chemical substances.