Press release

Logistic operations for emergency supplies

This news article was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

The Cabinet Office has published guidance for emergency planners on logistic operations for emergency supplies.

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