Emergency Preparedness provides guidance on Part 1 of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, its associated Regulations and non-statutory arrangements.
Emergency Preparedness and the accompanying document Emergency Response and Recovery, sets out the generic framework for civil protection. It deals with pre-emergency elements of integrated emergency management - anticipation, assessment, prevention and preparation.
The standard structure for most chapters of Emergency Preparedness includes details of the legislative requirements of the Act and the Regulations. They also offer good practice guidance on how Category 1 and 2 responders can carry out their duties to comply with the legislation; and provide useful information that is not governed by the legislation.
Some issues in common underpin the main chapters:
- the definition of emergency;
- the importance of Category 1 and 2 responders’ functions;
- the distinction between Category 1 and 2 responders; and
- the links between the duties
The Civil Contingencies Act Enhancement Programme (CCAEP) completed the review of the Emergency Preparedness guidance document in March 2012. The revised chapters are all available for download.
Please note: There is currently a gap in the chapter sequence between chapters 16 and 19 as a result of changes from the review. A new Chapter 13 - Support and Challenge (merges former Chapter 13 - Monitoring and Enforcement and former Chapter 16 - The Role of the Minister) and new Chapter 16 - Collaboration and Co-operation between Local Resilience Forums in England (merges former Chapter 17 - Co-operation and the regional Level in England and former Chapter 18 - Planning at the regional Level in England). The chapter sequence will be amended in the near future, when a consolidated version of Emergency Preparedness will also be available for download.