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Environment

Community Safety

Members of the Kwinana Industries Council are committed to ensuring the safety of local communities. Industry across the Western Trade Coast work collaboratively with emergency authorities, community groups and other stakeholders, to build emergency response capabilities and preparedness.

KIMA Radio and Route

What is KIMA?

The Kwinana Industries Mutual Aid (KIMA) committee is a voluntary working group of technical specialists from the Kwinana Industries Council (KIC) member companies who share emergency response expertise and, resources in the event of a major emergency.

Established in 1990, KIMA ensures that adjacent sites receive early warning of an emergency which may impact upon their site.

When is KIMA Used?

All incidents within a site are attended to initially by the Member concerned, using in-house expertise and emergency response equipment available at or near the site. All KIC Member industries hold sufficient equipment and have trained emergency response personnel to cope with foreseeable incidents that may occur on their site.

Key Elements of the KIMA Programme

Emergency Assistance Agreement

All KIMA members have signed an agreement which commits them to maintain their own emergency response capability and to provide assistance to other companies if required.

Inter-industry Radio Communications and Training

The Kwinana Industries Council operates an emergency radio communication system on behalf of members to allow for information about incidents and risks to be easy and quickly shared.

Emergency Access Routes and Signage

Clearly signposted emergency access routes link KIMA member companies to provide easy access during emergencies.

KIMA Resource Manual

Each KIMA member company has copies of the KIMA Resource Manual. This manual provides information on how KIMA works and has details of the emergency response equipment owned by each company.

Mitigation Strategies

Industrial risk management seeks to reduce the likelihood of a risk event occurring.

But what if an event does occur? What happens? Who responds? Who’s in charge? How do directly or indirectly affected industries get back in to their normal operational mode? What are the off-site consequences likely to be?

One of the ways to mitigate the consequences of an incident if it were to occur is to carry out pre-planned exercises designed to test responses. Exercises can be desk-top based or simulated as live. The KIC, in partnership with local authorities and first responders, conduct regular tests, exercises and preparedness activities.

The value of exercises is to build awareness and capability, while also testing systems and processes, as part of a focus on continuous improvement. While major events are thankfully rare, the need to be prepared and ever vigilant is a priority for industry.

Contact Us

PO Box 649
Kwinana WA 6966

Tel: (08) 9419 1855

Email: admin@kic.org.au

Contact Us

PO Box 649
Kwinana WA 6966

Tel: (08) 9419 1855

Email: admin@kic.org.au

Acknowledgement of Country

Kwinana Industries Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country, the Nyoongar people and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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