Emergency planning

How we respond to emergencies

We are a Category One responder as defined in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. We work with the Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit, emergency services, other local authorities, health authorities and various other organisations.

The requirements of the legislation cover such aspects as:

  • Co-operation
  • Information sharing
  • Risk assessments
  • Emergency planning
  • Business continuity management
  • Communicating with the public
  • Working with the voluntary sector
  • Audit and monitoring

Risk assessment is the first step in the emergency planning process. It enables response organisations to make plans that are sound and proportionate to the risks that exist in their local area.

In the Staffordshire area, a multi-agency approach (under the guidance of a Local Resilience Forum) has been adopted for the risk assessment work that has been undertaken, and this process has engaged a wide range of stakeholders and partner organisations.

To find out more call 01527 406643,

To speak to the Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit call 01785 898618.

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