Why review the plan? Regulations:Require the plan to be reviewed notless than once every three yearsRequire the plan to be reviewed inlight of changes to legislation,regulations, operations and lessonslearnt from incidents
Why review the plan? Recent incidentsOffsite alarm sounded three times in2005Concerns over how the incidents werehandledMulti-agency debriefingDesire to improve arrangements
Whose plan? Written by Local Authority Written for Barry Chemical ComplexDomino Group Used by Emergency Services andsupporting agencies Regulated by the Competent Authority(Heath & Safety Executive andEnvironment Agency)
Who reviews? Local Authority must review the plan Emergency Planning Unit providesexpertise and resources Planning Group established with keypartners Consultation with stakeholdersincluding public through Council
How is it reviewed? Preliminary meeting Review of old plan document Risk Assessment Review of activation and escalationarrangements GIS! Review of response actions Draft document produced Primary Consultation Secondary Consultation
Preliminary Meeting Held with key partners Laid out framework for plan reviewprocess Identified key areas for consideration Introduced new team and put faces tonames
Review of old plan Systematic review of the plan Pro’s & Con’s Best practice Compliance with the regulations Compliance with Civil ContingenciesAct 2004 Pruning!
Risk Assessment Basis for all emergency planning Requires information from siteoperators Considers likely scenarios forresponses Includes socially/environmentallyvulnerable/sensitive areas
Activation & Escalation What kind of emergency? When to activate the plan? When to sound the alarm? Who responds? How may respond?
GIS! …where to respond? Geographical Information System Used by Council for Planning etc. Can be used by all agencies Little effort – BIG rewards!
Response Actions ‘…right hand knowing what the lefthand is doing…’ Drives changes to individual agencyupdates Objectives for exercises Landmarks for debriefs
Publication & Consultation Regulations require…Consultation with respondersConsultation with regulatorsConsultation with public Primary Consultation with PlanningGroup Secondary Consultation with Council
Questions (from me to you) Is the klaxon sufficient for warning of ‘offsiteemergency’? How important is it for the plan document to be ‘in thepublic domain’? Do you feel it is sufficient to consult with the localCouncil on behalf of the public? What information about emergency planning wouldyou like to receive in the future? How would you like emergency advice to bepresented/distributed? Has this presentation been valuable/interesting?
Questions (from you to me) Any questions? Thank you.