primary aims of emergency planning are:
provide a comprehensive and effective resilience and emergency
planning service to the four local authorities’.
To achieve an effective response to all major incidents and emergency
situations regardless of their cause.
To ensure emergency
response plans are produced, reviewed, tested and exercised.
To ensure the local
authorities’ meet their statutory obligations and duties under primary
The Civil Contingencies Act
The Civil Contingencies Act
2004 (Contingency Planning) Regulations 2005;
The Control of Major Accident
Hazard Regulations 1999
The Pipelines Safety
The Radiation (Emergency
Preparedness & Public Information) Regulations 2001
achieve these aims we must also:
Ensure we have planned and prepared an organised and
practical response by the Emergency Planning Unit and Councils we
contribute to the combined response of all the emergency services and
Have plans that are
sufficiently flexible to deal with a range of situations that may
increase in significance, duration and complexity.
Be able to respond to
incidents that are outside the normal experience of the local
appropriate staff are identified, have the knowledge and expertise to
enable them to respond effectively to a major emergency and receive
the right training.
Ensure the provision
of a facility (emergency control centre) within each local authority
from which co-ordination of an emergency would take place.
Be an integral part
of the Cleveland Local Resilience Forum structure.
developed a number of objectives that we will work towards. In
achieving them we will be contributing to the aims of the Emergency
Planning Unit and the Local Authorities.
To ensure that the emergency planning service provided
meets the needs of the four local authorities.
To assess hazards and risks and plan accordingly.
Ensure those risks are adequately represented in the Community Risk
To ensure that Emergency Planning Officers and
appropriate local authority personnel receive appropriate training
that allows them to develop the necessary knowledge and expertise,
thereby enabling them to respond effectively to incidents.
To establish, consolidate or improve partnerships with
the emergency services and other agencies, particularly Category 1 and
Category 2 Responders under the Civil Contingencies Act.
To provide a robust and effective Secretariat function
to the Cleveland Local Resilience Forum.
To meet the statutory obligations placed on Local
Authorities in respect of civil protection.
To develop a robust and effective assessment and
To ensure the Emergency Response Plan for each of the
local authorities is continually reviewed and revised where
To raise the awareness of the general public to the
risks within their area and they can prepare for and protect
themselves in the event of a major incident.
To ensure communication strategies and procedures are
in place to deal with major incidents and service continuity planning.
To provide an effective duty officer scheme, thereby
ensuring an Emergency Planning Officer is always available.
To ensure Senior
Managers and Elected Members are informed of emergency planning and
procedures and identified risks.
promote business continuity management within the local authorities but
also to businesses and voluntary organisations through the provision of
provide advice and assistance.
provide a professional and efficient service we will follow a number of
core values that will be applied to all our activities.
We will act with
integrity, openness and respect to all users of our service.
responsibilities that flow from our work.
We will continually
strive to improve our service and performance.
We will foster good
working relationships with the emergency services, together with other
agencies and stakeholders involved in the emergency planning process.
We are conscientious,
hard working, loyal and positive in all our tasks.
characteristic spirit of the Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit is
epitomized by our values and culture.
is “the way things are done”. Within the Emergency Planning Unit our
culture is based upon the following principles:
A “can do”
Team working and
Empowerment of staff.
Openness to new ideas
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