Emergency Planning

What is emergency planning and who is responsible?

Surrey Heath Borough Council work to ensure that if a major Incident occurs in the county, the people of Surrey are protected and essential services are restored as quickly as possible, as required by the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. This work involves emergency planning as well as business continuity.

We work to ensure that if an incident happens in the county, the people of Surrey are prepared and essential services are restored as quickly as possible.

Emergency planning is at the heart of the civil protection duty placed on local authorities, the emergency services and other Category 1 responders. Under this duty, local authorities are required to maintain plans for preventing and preparing for incidents, including reducing, controlling or mitigating the effects of incidents.

We work with different partners in a local resilience forum to ensure that plans are in place. Partners include emergency services, district and borough councils, health partners as well as voluntary and private organisations.

For more information about some of the different elements of this work please see the links below:

Residents can also see how they can build a resilient community.