Established in 1973, Ricardo-AEA manages the UK’s official National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) and provides 24-hour advice to the Emergency Services under the umbrella of the Chemical Industries Association's (CIA) Chemsafe scheme.
As well as working with the public sector, we provide 24/7 multi-lingual support to more than 400 companies around the world including FTSE 100 and Dow 30 chemical manufactures, transporters, distributors, and large users. We also train, support and advise public and private Emergency Service providers around the world on best practices and legislative requirements.
We deliver our services via a highly-experienced team that links chemical knowledge with practical experience in the chemical industry and the Emergency Services. Along with formal education in chemistry-related fields, our emergency responders have undergone additional training in chemical health and safety, emergency response, and crisis communication skills.
In addition to our on-site emergency responders, we have a team of experienced consultants and data managers able to assist with legislative compliance issues such as REACH, GHS/CLP and COSHH as well as advise on key aspects of proactive chemical risk management.