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Responsible for the service The Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department

Chemicals control

  • Service
  • Espoo
  • Public service

The purpose of chemicals control is to prevent personal injuries and damage to property or the environment caused by the manufacture, use, transfer, storage and other handling of hazardous chemicals and explosives.

The rescue authority supervises small-scale industrial handling and storage of hazardous chemicals. You must submit a notification of small-scale handling and storage of chemicals to the rescue authority one month before the start of operations. A commissioning inspection of oil heating equipment must be carried out within three months of commissioning.

The rescue authority supervises the commercial storage and supply of fireworks for private use and the use of explosives and hazardous chemicals as special effects at public events.

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To whom and on what terms

Instructions and forms in Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department's web site:

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Espoo
Responsible for the serviceThe Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department
Area Espoo
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: The Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department
Updated: 23/5/2022