Fire Fighters Training

08 December 2021

NCEC and OURAY announce integrated emergency response support for the global market

Organisations across the world will be able to access an integrated emergency response service now that NCEC has signed a distributor agreement with OURAY.

NCEC, the chemical experts arm of the Ricardo Group, is partnering with OURAY, a global environmental, engineering, manufacturing, and chemical services company, to offer Level One emergency response to OURAY customers, with an emphasis on the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions.

OURAY’s customers will receive vital telephone-based advice from the experienced NCEC team in the event of a chemical emergency.

The agreement underpins the APAC Emergency Response initiative, which is due to start in January from OURAY’s new Singapore base, to provide a chemical response service for the Asia-Pacific region. The telephone emergency response (Level 1) will be carried out by NCEC’s best-in-class emergency response service. The on-site expert advice (Level 2) and the on-ground responder (Level 3) service will be provided by OURAY.

Jon Gibbard, Director of NCEC, says “We have an experienced team of responders who are able to ask appropriate questions to understand the context of the scene, and alongside other sources of information such as SDSs, Chemdata and the responders’ own knowledge, they are able to give proportionate, actionable advice to the caller at the scene of the incident.”

Aaron Montgomery, CHMM/OURAY President and CEO, said: “OURAY is extremely excited about offering these combined services to the marketplace. This OURAY/NCEC partnership will allow our organisations to be the first in the world to provide combined Level 1, 2 and 3 services. This signifies a large step forward in OURAY’s mission to be a complete turn-key solution to the global chemical supply chain.”

Mr Gibbard said: “It is a great opportunity for NCEC/OURAY to support customers with best-in-class emergency response services within the Americas and Asia-Pacific region. We are excited to be working with OURAY. This holistic approach to emergency response further supports our vision to create a world fit for the future by reducing harm from incidents globally. This partnership is a clear indication of how NCEC’s advice-focused approach to emergency response is valued within the market. We are all looking forward to getting started.”