The APELL Process



What are the goals of APELL?

The purpose of APELL is to prevent loss of life or damage to health and social well-being, avoid property damage, and ensure environmental safety in the local community.

The specific goals are:

  • Provide information to the concerned members of the community on the hazards involved in industrial operations in its neighbourhood, and the measures taken to reduce these risks

  • Review, update, or establish emergency response plans in the local area

  • Increase local industry involvement in community awareness and emergency response planning

  • Integrate industry emergency plans with local emergency response plans into one overall plan for the community to handle all types of emergencies

  • Involve members of the local community in the development, testing and implementation of the overall emergency response plan.