657. General duties of operator in regard to major accident hazards.

Every operator1 must take all measures necessary to prevent major accidents2 and limit their consequences for human health and the environment3. Every operator must demonstrate to the competent authority4 that it has taken all measures necessary as specified in the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations5. Every operator must provide the competent authority with such assistance as is necessary to enable the competent authority to perform its functions under those regulations6.

Within a reasonable period of time prior to the start of construction of a new establishment7 the operator of must send to the competent authority a notification8 containing the