Welcome to our website

The purpose of this website is to provide all residents living near the oil company facilities of Larnaka with complete and detailed information on what to do in the unlikely event of a major accident in the area.

Even though the chances of such an incident occurring are very slim, it is prudent to be aware of the dangers they pose to both human life and the area’s flora and fauna. It is also wise to be prepared for every eventuality as a preventative measure, and to be well informed on the steps to follow in such instances.

The instructions on this website are intended to inform those local residents who would be directly affected on the correct and appropriate response in the event of an accident - so that they may protect themselves and their families as best as possible. Many of the tips have already been usefully applied in other countries in the past, are very straightforward and based on common sense.

The oil companies advise you on the preventive measures taken and provide basic safety guidelines in the unlikely event of a major accident occurring at the premises of the Larnaka oil companies. The website was set up to fulfil the regulations of the legislation ‘Control of Major Accident Hazards Related to Dangerous Substances’, which - in consultation with the Civil Defence Force - harmonizes the Republic of Cyprus’ legislation with Directive 96/82/EC of the European Union known as ‘Seveso III’.