SEISS 2020 annual report published

27 April 2021

Article: 55/1701

The Scottish Environmental Incident Surveillance System (SEISS) is a national level knowledge management system, designed to provide information on a wide range of environmental incidents. The aim is to create a source of information that agencies can interrogate, in order to discover who else has had to manage incidents, what information was helpful in managing incidents and what lessons were learned.

The SEISS database holds details of incidents reported by participating agencies involving a risk to public health in Scotland, due to the release into the environment of chemical, microbiological, radiation, or other physical agents.

SEISS is currently the only web based system that enables the reporting of environmental incidents across all of Scotland, and the annual report for 2020 provides a summary of the incidents that have occurred in Scotland during the past year.