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SEVESO (BEKRA) Compliance Turkey


SEVESO (BEKRA) Compliance Turkey

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How can you ensure your BEKRA Compliance?

In general terms according to the EU SEVESO II Directive you must:

Take all measures necessary to prevent major accidents and to limit their consequences for both man and the environment.
Prove to the competent authority that all necessary measures, as stated in the directive, have been taken in particular for the purposes of inspections.

Ensuring compliance with BEKRA is complex and demanding. It requires you produce a Major Accident Prevention Policy (MAPP), undertake major accident risk assessments and evaluate your emergency plans.  The Seveso Directive deals with occurrence such as any of the following resulting from uncontrolled developments in the course of the operation of any establishment, and leading to a serious danger to human health or the environment, immediate or delayed, inside or outside the establishment, and involving one or more dangerous substances:

  • Release of toxic substances in air, water or ground
  • Fire from flammable substances (liquids, gases & powders)
  • Explosion (liquids, gases & powders)


As Turkey increases its economic development and industrialisation, measures to prevent accidents, mitigate their effects and develop sufficient emergency responses in their industrial plants has become more a health, safety, environmental and societal priority.

Under the ongoing European harmonization process Turkey has implemented the EU Directive on the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) involving dangerous substances. The relevant Turkish legalisation to implement COMAH, known as BEKRA, was established to help companies comply with the SEVESO II Directives. Their main aim is to prevent and mitigate the effects of major accidents involving dangerous substances, such as chlorine, liquefied petroleum gas, explosives and arsenic pentoxide which can cause serious damage/harm to people and/or the environment.

Between 2012- 2014 the Turkish Ministry for Environment and Urbanization with the support of the EU IPA program implemented a pre assessment technical assistance project to strengthen the capacity of all the major stakeholders on the scope, method and practices of BEKRA and also make stakeholders aware of their liabilities.

CMSE Consultancy

CMSE Consultancy is a leading provider of Seveso Compliance services. CMSE Consultancy specialists provide practical solutions and advice to our clients in the Seveso area.  Our consultants have many years’ experience at Tier I (lower tier) and Tier II (upper tier) sites including development of the MAPP, Safety Reports, etc.

CMSE Consultancy can ensure that your business complies with BEKRA regulations by auditing and analyzing the following areas and capacities for both upper and lower tier sites:

  • Determining if you are a BEKRA establishment
  • Implementing your notification requirements
  • Assessing your Liabilities under BEKRA
  • Establishing your scope as either an Upper, a Lower or as an out of scope Tier establishment
  • Taking Inventory of your dangerous substances, identifying the hazards and their impacts
  • Assessing your technical and organizational preventive measures in place
  • Process Safety Management System
  • Identification & Evaluation of Major Accidents Hazards
  • Review of Hazardous Substances & storage / operating conditions
  • Hazard Identification (HAZID; (Hazards, Prevention Control measures, Risk) of Major Accidents Hazards
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment of Major Accidents Hazards
  • Consequence Modelling of Major Accidents Hazards
  • Developing your internal and external emergency plans
  • Preparation of Safety Reports
  • Meeting your public information policy requirements
  • Creating your procedure for reporting accidents
By carrying out an on-site walk-through inspection an in-depth review of your plant our Process Safety Engineering Consultants will identify possible lapses in the BEKRA compliance and they will ensure that the plant and the equipment, as well as the operating and maintenance procedures, meet the BEKRA requirements.

Our Process Safety Engineers at CMSE Consultancy will gather all the relevant information for the preparation of the MAPP document, as training records, your own internal site inspection records, audit reports, operating procedures, risk assessments and they will develop the Major Accident Prevention Policy (MAPP) document highlighting the following aspects:

  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel at all levels involved in the management of the major hazards
  • Selecting personnel and providing training to ensure they are competent to work with a major hazard.
  • Planning and implementing hazard identification and risk assessments
  • Procedures and instructions for safe operation
  • Design and modifications of installations
  • Identification of foreseeable emergencies and the preparation, test and review of emergency procedures.
  • Measuring compliance
  • Review and audit

Effectively Dealing with BEKRA Authorities

Dealing with the Competent Authorities (CAs) responsible for implementation of BEKRA legislation, including Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU), Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MoLSS), Presidency of Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) and the local Directorates Governorates and Municipalities could be very complex.  CMSE Consultancy can help you manage efficiently these requirements including:

  • External assessment of your Safety Report
  • Preparing for and managing inspections
  • Submitting land use planning requirements
  • Managing Domino Effects in concentrated areas where your plant may be affected by external accidents
  • Testing your External Emergency Plans (EEP) with Provincial Directorate of Disaster and Emergency

How you will benefit from using CMSE Consultancy:

  • Assuring compliance with BEKRA, COMAH and Seveso Directives and Regulations
  • Dealing effectively with CA authorities through structured auditing and review
  • Prevent catastrophic consequences through timely and structured remediation of your equipment and system resources.
  • Assuring compliance with Explosive Atmosphere Directive (ATEX).
  • Meeting your Process Safety System requirements.
  • Meeting your BEKRA, ATEX & Process Safety Training needs.

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