Chemical accident prevention, preparedness and response

Guidance on Safety Performance Indicators



 2 Guidance documents on Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs) have been developed aimed at:

• Industry; and
• Public authorities and communities/public.

They were developed to act as companions to the Guiding Principles.


The SPIs serves as a guide for key stakeholders to determine if their implementation of the Guiding Principles has led to improved chemical safety. They should help to determine how successful they have been in developing and implementing appropriate requirements, policies and procedures designed to improve chemical accident prevention, preparedness and response. And to assess whether actions taken to implement these requirements truly lead to continuously improving levels of safety overtime.

They also act as a guide to help stakeholders increase their understanding of SPIs and how to implement SPI programmes.


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