§ 7 Main safety functions
The main safety functions shall be defined in a clear manner for each individual facility so that personnel safety is ensured and pollution is limited.
For manned facilities, the following main safety functions shall be maintained in the event of an accident situation:
- preventing escalation of accident situations so that personnel outside the immediate accident area are not injured,
- the capacity of main load-bearing structures until the facility has been evacuated,
- protecting rooms of significance to combatting accidents so that they remain operative until the facility has been evacuated,
- protecting the facility's safe areas so that they remain intact until the facility has been evacuated,
- at least one escape route from every area where personnel are found until evacuation to the facility's safe areas and rescue of personnel have been completed.
Section last changed: 01 January 2016
The main safety functions as mentioned in the first subsection, should be designed on the basis of each facility's characteristics. The main safety functions that shall be intact both during and after an accident situation, should be indicated.
The requirement regarding maintenance of main safety functions as mentioned in literas a and e, applies for the time until the areas outside of the immediate vicinity of the accident site have been evacuated, including the time it takes to carry out the search and rescue efforts in these areas.
The requirement regarding maintenance of main safety functions as mentioned in literas b, c and d, applies to the time until the facility has been evacuated, including the time it takes to carry out search and rescue efforts.