Emergency Incident Response Procedures

Emergency Incident Response Procedures

TCN Channel Nine - Willoughby

Under Part 5.7 of the POEO Act, there is a duty to notify each relevant authority (identified below) of a pollution incident, where material harm to the environment is caused or threatened. Material harm includes actual or potential harm to the health or safety of human beings or to ecosystems that is not trivial or that results in actual or potential loss (refer definitions) or property damage of an amount over $10,000. 

For the above pollution incidents, the TCN Channel Nine Station Manager or delegate will be responsible for reporting to the authorities below without delay.

Relevant authorities’ notification order

If there is an immediate threat to human health or the environment:  
Call Fire and Rescue first 000
EPA 131 555
 
NSCC Hornsby PHU (North Sydney/Central Coast AHS)
Hornsby-Ku-ring-gai Hosp, Palmerston Rd, Hornsby NSW 2077
Phone: (02) 9477 9400
 
WorkCover 131 050
 
Willoughby City Council (02) 9777 1000
http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au  

If there is not an immediate threat to human health or the environment:  
Call EPA first
131 555
 
Willoughby City Council (02) 9777 1000
 
NSCC Hornsby PHU (North Sydney/Central Coast AHS)
Hornsby-Ku-ring-gai Hosp, Palmerston Rd, Hornsby NSW 2077
Phone: (02) 9477 9400
 
WorkCover 131 050
Fire and Rescue 1300 729 579
 
Nine Entertainment Co Environmental Complaints/Incident Reporting on (02) 9906 9999

Early warnings for affected or potentially affected community members for any pollution incident are to be communicated to those members via a door knock process. The Station Manager or nominee will be responsible for coordinating the door knock. 

For air pollution incidents that may affect neighbours, those neighbours will be asked to close their doors and windows and stay indoors until further notice. 

For water pollution incidents that may affect neighbours who could access the said water, those neighbours will be asked to avoid use of the water until further notice. 

Any required updates of any pollution incidents will be via letterbox drop to the local community, notices in local papers or via door knocks as required.