The main goal of our safety policy is to ensure that the production processes are safe for both the people involved as well as the surrounding environment. In the production process of polyurethane foams a significant number of hazardous chemicals are used, such as the mixture of propane and isobutane, dimethyl ether, 1,1-difluoroethane (HFC-152) and so on. Due to the vast number of hazardous chemicals handled by the company, Krimelte OÜ has been classified as belonging to category B of enterprises liable to be affected by a major accident.

The safety policy of OÜ Krimelte has been defined as follows:
• The risks arising from our production process have been assessed, controlled and minimized.
• The potential sources of risk and danger have been supplied with automatic analysis and alarm devices in order to avoid hazardous situations.
• The prevention of crisis situations and the preparedness for the localisation of the consequences has been tested.
Types of risks that may cause major accidents:
Boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion (BLEVE); a ball of fire existing for a short period of time and high temperature; the possibility that a fire might spread from an inflammable material to buildings; the hazard to unprotected people. The radius of a very hazardous area: Rv = 168 m; the radius of a moderately hazardous area: Rm = 283 m.

In accordance with the requirements of current legislation, a risk analysis has been carried out in the company, a system for ensuring safety has been created and other materials required by law have been drawn up, updated and submitted regularly to the inspection and rescue organisations of the state.

Alerting the neighbouring areas about the hazards

OÜ Krimelte is supplied with an alarm.
Pursuant to the regulation of the Minister of Internal Affairs concerning the requirements for the installation and use of the alarms of an early alert system, the requirements for making sure the population is prepared, and the meaning of the signals sent out by the alarms, the following explanation has been drawn up:

Probable reasons for activating an alert system supplied with an alarm:
1. The testing of the functioning of the alarm. Carried out regularly once a month. The alarm is switched on and is switched off again immediately after it has been made sure that the alarm is fully functional.
2. The risk of a potential major accident caused by the occurrence of an accident involving chemicals or by the emergence of the risk of an explosion, which could impact the environment outside the territory of the company.

The meaning of the signals sent out by the alarm:
1. Alert. An accident involving chemicals has occurred or the risk of a potential explosion has emerged in the company. The alarm is switched on for 60 seconds and then switched off for 30 seconds. This cycle is repeated.
2. End of alert. The danger has passed. The alarm is switched on for 60 seconds.
3. Testing. The functioning of the alarm is tested on the first Monday of each month. The alarm is switched on for up to 7 seconds.

What to do when you hear the alarm:
• When you are outside at the time of hearing the alarm, move away from the danger zone as quickly as possible, in the direction crosswise to the direction from which the wind is blowing.
• If possible, go indoors and stay there.
• Close the doors, the windows, the air inlets and the ventilation.
• Listen to the Vikerraadio radio station (104.1 MHz), watch the programme of Eesti Televisioon (the Estonian television) and follow the instructions given.
• Do not use the phone unless you truly need to.
• Upon hearing the alarm, alert your neighbours as well.
 
Should you need more detailed information on the subject please contact: Krimelte OÜ, Suur-Paala 10, 13619 Tallinn, Quality Manager, ph: +372 680 5935, e-mail: peeter.saks@krimelte.ee