Course detail

Prevention of Chemical Accidents

FCH-BCO_PZHAcad. year: 2017/2018

Characterization of major chemical accidents. Prevention of major chemical accidents. Formatting objects (facilities) with hazardous chemical substances to the basic groups A or B and their characteristics. Risk analysis and evaluation of major chemical accident. Safety programme and safety report. Interior and exterior emergency plan. Insurance of responsibility for caused damages. Determination of zone for emergency planning and information of public about its range and security measures. Evaluation of chemical incidents and chemical accidents.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Increasing knowledge and qualification of students at the following areas:
a) understanding mutual relations at the prevention of major chemical accidents,
b) setting up the determination of objects or installations into the group A or B,
c) to propose the methods for analyses and evaluation of risks, including recommendations of suitable SW tools to solve impacts from major chemical accidents,
d) to obtain the pre-condition for study in the subject MCO_DSZ, following study programme.


Successful completion of the course is conditional on the knowledge of physical chemistry, organic, anorganic and enviromental chemistry.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Mašek, I., Mika, O., J., Zeman, M.: Prevence závažných průmyslových havárií, VUT Brno, Chemická fakulta, Brno 2006 (CS)
Čapoun T. a kolektiv: Chemické havárie, Generální ředitelství hasičského záchranného sboru České republiky, ISBN 978-80-86640-64-8, Praha 2009. (CS)
Mika O. J., Polívka L.: Radiační a chemické havárie, Policejní akademie České republiky v Praze, ISBN 978-80-7251-321-5, Praha 2010. (CS)
Mika O. J.: Průmyslové havárie, TRITON, ISBN 80-7254-455-1, Praha 2003. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week, Seminar - 1 teaching hour per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The study of the subject will be finished the final consultation and the oral examination according to the presented lectures related to the class of study.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Characterization of Major Chemical Accident
2. History of Prevention of Major Chemical Accidents
3. Hazardous Chemical Substances and Chemical Mixtures
4. Determination of Objects (Installations) with Hazardous Substances into the Basic Groups
5. Analyses and Evaluation of Risks of Major Chemical Accidents
6. Safety Programme for Prevention of Major Accident
7. Safety Report
8. Internal Emergency Plan
9. External Emergency Plan
10. Determination of Zone for Emergency Planning
11. Compulsory Insurance of Responsibility for Damages
12. Population Preparedness and Informing the Public about the Major Chemical Accidents
13. Evaluation of Chemical Incidents and Chemical Accidents


The subject will provide students advanced information about characteristics of chemical accidents, about prevention of major chemical accidents including analyses and evaluation of risks with a focus on organizational-safety and technical-safety measures in the area of chemical safety. The students obtain through lectures advanced knowledge concerning prevention of major chemical accidents at all main branches according to the valid legislation.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is not compulsory, but is recommended. Attendance at seminars is compulsory.
Controls of teaching in combination study perform at laest three compulsory consultations during the term.
Controls of teaching in attendance study realize through discussion forum at lectures, after ending the block of lectures.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_CHTOZP , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHTOZP , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer