Case Studies FP7 Project PRACTICE

FP7 Project PRACTICE (Preparedness and Resilience Against CBRN Terrorism using Integrated Concepts and Equipment) was a project to create an integrated European approach to a CBRN crisis through an improved system of tools, methods and procedures.

The project had its kick off meeting in May 2011 in Brussels. CBRNE Ltd was responsible for leading the UK Validation Exercise on 15th August 2013, in Birmingham, in close conjunction with The West Midlands Emergency Services, the British Red Cross, Casualties Union and the Royal Voluntary Service (Ex WRVS). Key Project Partners were Kings College London and Public Health England (PHE) and other members of the 23 strong consortium being led by UMEA University of Sweden.

CBRNE Ltd was responsible for delivering a number of new tools into the Project PRACTICE Toolbox including a generic design of a safe room, protocols for the justification of risk from residual contamination, a guidance document to identify criteria for suitable temporary waste storage facilities, a template and guidance notes for commercial sites regarding the production of targeting remediation action plans and a procurement protocol for acquiring the necessary equipment and training for preparing for a chemical or biological incident.


Exercise ARDEN – a chemical response demonstration in Birmingham August 2013 organised by CBRNE Ltd for and on behalf of the EU Commission FP7 Project PRACTICE and managed and coordinated by the Birmingham Emergency Services.

Video describing the objectives of Project PRACTICE and footage from all 3 exercises in Birmingham UK, Sando Sweden and Pionki Poland.

Video describing the Project PRACTICE Toolbox and some of its tools.

Photos from the exercise

More information

Project Practice Website