How the Council prepares for emergencies

Since the days of Civil Defence, Councils have been involved in planning for emergencies. Today, Councils are required to plan and train for emergencies under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA). The Act placed the following duties on a Council:

  • Assess the risk of emergencies occurring
  • Put in place emergency plans to deal with these risks
  • Put in place Business Continuity plans and management to keep the Council running in an emergency
  • Make information available to the public to warn, inform and advise them about emergencies
  • Share information with others to enhance co-ordination and efficiency
  • Co-operate with others to deal with emergencies in a better way
  • Provide advice to businesses and voluntary organisations on Business Continuity

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