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Emergency planning

Our responsibility

Our arrangements

 

Our role is to prepare for possible emergencies within the district. Whilst emergencies do not happen very often it is essential that we are prepared and ready to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

 

Our responsibility

Mansfield District Council is defined as a Category One responder and therefore is is required to fulfil seven statutory duties to ensure it is prepared for an emergency.

Mansfield District Council is required to:

  • Co-operate with other local responders to enhance coordination and efficiency.
  • Ensure information is shared with other local responders to enhance coordination.
  • Carry out risk assessments.
  • Have emergency plans in place.
  • Have business continuity management arrangements in place.
  • Have arrangements in place to be able to warn and inform the public in the event of an emergency.
  • Provide advice and assistance to businesses and voluntary organisations regarding business continuity management.

Our arrangements

We work with the Nottinghamshire Local Resilience Forum to develop plans and working arrangements for responding to emergencies. We are ready to respond to emergencies 24/7, 365 days a year. We are able to staff a district emergency control centre and also support Nottinghamshire County Council to implement the emergency accommodation plan.

 

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