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Rescue departments are obliged to draw up an external rescue plan for objects posing a special danger as defined in the Rescue Act. An external rescue plan is a document that defines the measures that can be taken to limit and manage accidents and their consequences as efficiently as possible.

An external rescue plan is drawn up in cooperation with the operator and other authorities, the population at risk must be consulted while drawing up the plan.

External rescue plans are reviewed annually and updated at least every three years. Disaster exercises related to external rescue plans are held at least every three years.
Helsinki has five operators with which an external rescue plan has been drawn up and with which statutory cooperation exercises are organised:

  • Helen’s Salmisaari power plant
  • Helen’s Vuosaari power plant
  • South Harbour
  • West Harbour
  • Vuosaari Harbour

Safety bulletins (in Finnish and in Swedish):

Helen - Salmisaari
Helen - Vuosaari power plant
Helsinki Harbor