About Katmal Limited
Katmal Limited is the consultancy business of Keith Pearce.
Katmal Limited can provide experienced and trusted capability to help you improve your emergency and contingency planning.
With experience of emergency preparedness in a wide variety of business types, we can help you analyse the requirements placed on you by legislation, guidance and regulator expectations and can provide advice on current good practice and best practice;
We can help with risk assessments to determine the required scope of your plans and training needs analysis to
determine the numbers and types of people you need in your arrangements and the training you should give them;
We can help with the writing, revising or justifying of plans, preparation for audits, the preparation and management of exercises to test your plans or the facilitation and reporting of workshops.
We can provide other services based on our qualifications and experience.
Publications by Keith Pearce
Published by Katwab Limited
Nuclear Emergency Response for Local Authorities
This book gives an overview of how nuclear reactors work, reactor accidents, emergency planning and radiological protection. The aim is to allow the reader to understand the discussions in the SCC and to understand any advice being given to them about radiation doses and risks to the public, to themselves and to their employees.
How to survive a nuclear emergency
My first published book provides indepth preparedness advice for those who live near a nuclear facility. It is intended for members of the public who are not satisfied with the level of detail given in REPPIR leaflets.
Katmal Limited customers
Katmal Limited has worked for a wide range of customers from new build projects, operating sites, decommissioning sites, nuclear dockyards and local authorities. A significant fraction of the work is new business from old customers which is seen as being a positive endorsement of the work performed. Hover over company logo for more details
I worked for the Head of Emergency Planning collating information on the regulatory requirements for emergency plans as the site developed and on the initial strategy to ensure that the site had suitable emergency plans at all stages of development.
Review of legislation
Strategy and Concept of Operations
Dounreay and Vulcan
I worked for the MoD and Local Authority Head of Emergency Planning writing a risk assessment document and then organising, facilitiating and reporting a multi-agency workshop which reviewed the local authority ability to respond to a severe accident at either site;
Extendibility planning for decommissioning sites
Local authorities with nuclear submarine sites
I worked for the MoD and local authority Heads of Emergency Planning writing a risk assessment document and then organising, facilitiating and reporting a series of multi-agency workshop which reviewed the local authorities' capability to respond to severe accidents;
Extendibility planning for nuclear submarine sites
I have worked with HP2
on the Devonport projects and have also verified a dose assessment following an incident where depleted uranium was mishandled. Working with HP2
gives access to qualified RPAs to support work for clients.
Implications of loss of control of depleted uranium
EDF and local authorities
I have worked for EDF and the local authorities with AGR reactor sites on extendibility planning, writing a generic report on the response to a severe accident and preparing for, facilitatiing and reporting a series of workshops with local authorities and a final workshop with the heads of emergency planning for the seven AGR sites along with the UK and scottish governments.
Extendibility planning for AGR sites, review and workshops