We're testing our warning siren at our Sandwick Road LPG site

31 Dec 2021

We're conducting a routine test of the warning siren at our Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) site in Sandwick Road, Stornoway, on Thursday 6 January 2022.

The siren is used to warn people living or working near the site of any potential incidents. It will be tested on Thursday 6 January 2022 from 10am. The test will last for a maximum duration of one hour, during which both ‘warning’ and ‘all-clear’ sirens will sound several times.

We conduct tests every six months at our Stornoway LPG site, always notifying residents and businesses by letter beforehand. This test is a requirement as part of the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations 2015.

Our spokesperson Waseem Hanif said: “We carry out these tests every six months because the safety of the Stornoway community is really important to us. While the test scheduled at 10am on Thursday 6 January is routine and nothing to be concerned about, it’s important nearby residents and businesses are familiar with the sound of the siren and know what they need to do in case a real incident ever takes place.”