The Cabinet Office has published guidance for emergency planners on logistic operations for emergency supplies.
The objective of the guidance is to provide a common understanding of options available to emergency planners for the coordination, prioritisation and acquisition of emergency supplies.
The guidance is based on the following principles:
- local resilience forums should set up a multi-agency logistic support capability as a standard part of their emergency planning, response and recovery arrangements
- regional offices should facilitate logistic support arrangements within a region
- central government should provide strategic guidance and advice as well as support and co-ordination in the event of exceptional circumstances