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Emergency planning

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is a Category 1 responder as defined in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. We work closely in Staffordshire with the Civil Contingencies Unit, emergency services, other local authorities, health authorities and other organisations.

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 covers the following:

  • Information Sharing
  • Risk Assessments
  • Emergency Planning
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Communicating with the Public
  • Working with the Voluntary Sector
  • Audit and Monitoring

Planning for an emergency

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 the 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.

Can anyone see the plans?

No, the plans contain personal details of persons who will be required in the event of a major incident.

What constitutes a major incident?

An emergency is defined as:-

  • An event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare and/or the   environment; or
  • War, or terrorism, which threatens serious damage to security.
  • Examples of major incidents include:-
  • Natural disasters such as floods and storms
  • Pollution i.e. spillages, radioactive substances, toxic gases

Finding out more

To read more about what measures are in place, and how you can help in an emergency situation, visit the Staffordshire Prepared website.