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Environment

Risk Management (Societal)

THE WESTERN TRADE COAST CORE INDUSTRIES are committed to managing the environmental impacts of industry. Environmental issues including noise, air quality, societal risk, groundwater and the marine environment of Cockburn Sound are being well managed by industry and government, and have continued to improve over time.

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, manpower and resources in the event of a major emergency.

KIMA comprises KIC’s full member companies who are subject to the Explosives and Dangerous Goods regulations and require a Total Hazard Control Plan.

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.

The KIMA plan is activated when an incident is beyond the capability of the Member concerned or when the incident will affect other industries.

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

An emergency radio communication system between Kwinana industries has been established specifically for use by KIMA member companies. This is tested frequently.

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 Srategies

Industrial risk management is mainly about reducing the likelihood of a risk event occurring, and there are many ways of going about this work. 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. They can be with or without notice, to test systems even further. They can be company-specific, inter-agency, inter-industry, or extremely broad. Or any combination of the above. All are pre-prepared with meticulous planning.

The value of exercises is mainly in the evaluation phase, or de-briefing, where the parties involved come together to talk about their observations and to engage in constructive criticism or event deconstruction. The objective of debriefing sessions is quite simply to better prepare the people who are likely to be involved in an incident in the future.

Industries within the Western Trade Coast, and certainly within the KIC membership, carry our various incident exercises each year, collectively and individually.

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