Emergency planning

We work with the emergency services, health service, voluntary sector, utilities, Scottish Government and others to identify hazards which could affect our community.  We then agree on how to respond effectively to these hazards.

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 requires that information on hazards is published in a Community Risk Register.

Responding to an emergency

When an emergency occurs, we will:

  • support the emergency services
  • support those people affected
  • provide specialist advice and equipment, e.g. safety of structures, environmental health, barriers to close off affected areas
  • provide public information.

Recovering from an emergency

Once the emergency is deemed over, we will take the lead in the recovery process. We will continue to work with our partner organisations, and keep the community informed.