Emergency Planning &
the Voluntary Sector
Alan Clark
MSc.,FICPEM.,MBCI
London Borough of Havering
What is Emergency Planning?

Contingency planning for the possible, and the
possibly probable
What is an Emergency?
“An event or situation which threatens serious
damage to human welfare in a place in the UK, the
env...
By Accidental Means
By Deliberate Means
By Natural Means
Civil Contingencies Act 2004
•A new statutory responsibility on, amongst others, local
authorities.
•Six core duties
•A se...
Duties are:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Co-operation (with other responders)
Information sharing (with other responders)
Communicating ...
Co-operation
• How do we co-operate and share information?
• Havering Borough Resilience Forum (HBRF – Fire,
Police, Ambul...
Communication
•
•
•
•

Inside Havering –
We report to the Risk Management Group
We coordinate the response to an emergency...
Advice & Guidance
Available inLibraries &
Receptions
Emergencies & Voluntary Sector
• Red Cross – Contractual
• St John Ambulance – Events and response
• RVS – Changed their W...
How can you Help?
• Rest Centres;
• Identification of groups;
• Management of volunteers;
• Identification of vulnerable p...
How can you Help?
• a) What do you see as the important elements of
partnership working between a Local Authority &
the Vo...
Emergency Procedures within
Havering
• GDIT – 01708 433999 – Out of Hours
• LALO – Local Authority Liaison Officers
• BECC...
Emergency Procedures within
Havering
• Risk within Havering -

High – Medium - Low

• Type of incidents –
Harold Hill Gas
...
Plans for Havering
• Major Emergency Plan;
• Multi Agency Flood Plan;
• Humanitarian Assistance Plan
Rest & Community Rest...
Contact & Questions
Alan Clark –

Emergency Planning & Business
Continuity Manager
01708 – 433206

Trevor Meers Emergency ...
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Havering Voluntary Sector Forum lunch 18th Feb - Emergency Planning and The Voluntary Sector

  1. 1. Emergency Planning & the Voluntary Sector Alan Clark MSc.,FICPEM.,MBCI London Borough of Havering
  2. 2. What is Emergency Planning? Contingency planning for the possible, and the possibly probable
  3. 3. What is an Emergency? “An event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in a place in the UK, the environment of a place in the UK, or war or terrorism which threatens serious damage to the security of the UK.”
  4. 4. By Accidental Means
  5. 5. By Deliberate Means
  6. 6. By Natural Means
  7. 7. Civil Contingencies Act 2004 •A new statutory responsibility on, amongst others, local authorities. •Six core duties •A seventh on local authorities only.
  8. 8. Duties are: • • • • • • • Co-operation (with other responders) Information sharing (with other responders) Communicating with the public Emergency Planning Risk Assessment Internal Business Continuity Management For local authorities only – BCM advice to external business
  9. 9. Co-operation • How do we co-operate and share information? • Havering Borough Resilience Forum (HBRF – Fire, Police, Ambulance, PCT, Hospital, Voluntary Sector – will also involve business partners • Sub-Regional Resilience Forum (SRRF) – a larger multi-agency group
  10. 10. Communication • • • • Inside Havering – We report to the Risk Management Group We coordinate the response to an emergency We coordinate the business continuity response if the emergency affects our ability to provide services • We support the Chief Executive on tours as London LA GOLD
  11. 11. Advice & Guidance Available inLibraries & Receptions
  12. 12. Emergencies & Voluntary Sector • Red Cross – Contractual • St John Ambulance – Events and response • RVS – Changed their Ways • Flood Wardens – Eyes and Ears
  13. 13. How can you Help? • Rest Centres; • Identification of groups; • Management of volunteers; • Identification of vulnerable persons;
  14. 14. How can you Help? • a) What do you see as the important elements of partnership working between a Local Authority & the Voluntary Sector; • b) Do you see it being managed by the VS or by the LA especially in relation to Community Resilience; • c) Any other elements I should include that the VS may want to hear apart from funding – We have no money either but may be able to apply for Grants that the VS can’t and vice versa
  15. 15. Emergency Procedures within Havering • GDIT – 01708 433999 – Out of Hours • LALO – Local Authority Liaison Officers • BECC • Response & Recovery structure
  16. 16. Emergency Procedures within Havering • Risk within Havering - High – Medium - Low • Type of incidents – Harold Hill Gas Cranham Caravans Mardyke Sacred Heart Chapel • What can you do?
  17. 17. Plans for Havering • Major Emergency Plan; • Multi Agency Flood Plan; • Humanitarian Assistance Plan Rest & Community Rest Centre Survival Reception Centre Friends & Relatives Centre • Other Plans.
  18. 18. Contact & Questions Alan Clark – Emergency Planning & Business Continuity Manager 01708 – 433206 Trevor Meers Emergency Planning Officer 01708 - 434605

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