Emergency planning

1. What is emergency planning?

Emergency planning is a systematic and ongoing process, preparing organisations for response to emergencies. The purpose of emergency planning is to develop and maintain agreed procedures to prevent, reduce, control, mitigate and take other actions in the event of an emergency. The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 - GOV.UK defines an emergency as:

  • an event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare
  • an event or situation which threatens serious damage to the environment
  • war, or terrorism, which threatens serious damage to security of the United Kingdom

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council work with the Emergency Services, Surrey County Council and other key agencies to ensure that a co-ordinated and professional response can be provided to any emergencies which may occur. 

Risk Registers

The Government has created a risk assessment which reports the potential impact and likelihood of a range of incidents in the UK: National Risk Register.

Reigate & Banstead's emergency plans are based off of the Community Risk Register which provides information on the risks that exist within Surrey. It is carried out by the Surrey Local Resilience Forum (SLRF) and can be found on their website: Surrey Local Resilience Forum.

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