The Association of Cities for the Control of Major Technological Risks (Amaris), which brings together a hundred communities, including small municipalities concerned by the technological risk prevention plan (TRRP), has implemented two years of work on the field. It is based on field feedback to make recommendations on risk prevention and crisis management.

Since its creation, the work undertaken by AMARIS allows it to have a concrete opinion by feedback from the field on all the devices linked to accidental risks including municipalities and inter-municipal authorities.

The declarations and feedback applied by the association have enabled it to set out a range of proposals intended to support the implementation of preventive measures and to improve the crisis management systems.

AMARIS published in November, with the Métropole de Lyon, a white paper including 20 recommendations intended to facilitate the implementation of preventive measures and improve crisis management systems.

16 years after the passing of the Bachelot law, all of the technological risk prevention plans (TRRP) have not yet been implemented.

This report reveals several shortcomings:

  • As regards the application of risk prevention means for residents of Seveso high threshold sites,
  • Quite alarming shortcomings: for crisis management and the proper dissemination of information.

At the same time, the management of the fire at the Normandy petrochemical plant, which took place in September, poses many questions about the relevance of the communication processes used and the synchronization between the various stakeholders. These are usually major accidents which lead the public authorities to rework the prevention and risk management measures.

But for AMARIS, before distinguishing any development linked to the Rouen fire, it is necessary to assess crisis prevention policies as a whole, to question ourselves about the coherence of the actions of public authorities and manufacturers, but also on information management for citizens.

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