Safety & Incidents

We provide full transparency regarding incidents on our campus.

We report all incidents involving the fire brigade, ambulance or police and other extraordinary occurrences that may have an impact on our environment. The safety measures in our laboratories make various lab activities possible. We have a maximum safety level for lab activities at ML1 and ML2 level.

In the unlikely event that an incident occurs at the Biotech Campus Delft, which poses a threat to the immediate environment, local residents will be warned via an NL-Alert. An NL-Alert tells you what is going on, what you should do and where you can find more information. NL-Alert is the government's alarm tool and you will receive it on your mobile.

So if you hear an alarm and/or emergency services on the campus, but you do not receive an NL-Alert, there is no reason to worry. If you are nevertheless worried, you can contact us on telephone number +31 (0)800-0231341 (24/7 available and free).

Also  for environmental (related) questions or complaints you can contact us via telephone number +31 (0)800-0231341 (24/7 available and free).

Categories of Unusual Events 

In the context of the Notification Procedure Unusual Incidents for Biotech Campus Delft, the unusual incidents have been divided into categories: 


Unusual incidents that are not subject to a reporting obligation

This includes all incidents that are not classified as V1, V2, V3 or V4, but which may have an effect on the environment.


Unusual occurrences with minor environmental impact

This includes small leaks and short-term emissions of small magnitude. These are always recorded in the factory logs, but only posted on the internet when an effect may be noticeable in the environment and does not fall under category V2.


Unusual incidents with environmental consequences inside or outside the Biotech Campus Delft

This category includes incidents in which quantities of environmentally harmful substances are released into water, air or soil at the Biotech Campus Delft, which must be reported to the concerned authority within the framework of the Environmental Management Act and the Pollution of Surface Waters Act. V2 also includes reports of intended work with a possible noticeable effect in the area


Unusual incidents with possible external nuisance and commotion as a result

This includes incidents at production installations, as a result of which persons have suffered such injuries that this led to hospitalization (> 24 hours). Situations that are (or may be) sensitive to publicity, large-scale fire-fighting drills and situations that have led to three or more environmental complaints, also fall into this category.


Unusual incidents leading to startup of the company contingency plan

Category V4 concerns the incidents in which the company emergency plan of the Biotech Campus Delft has been started and in which an ambulance or fire brigade comes on the site and when power failures have occurred.