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The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is an important piece of legislation and places a duty on all local authorities to maintain plans for preventing and controlling, emergency incidents enabling us to take action when called upon.
The Act is broken down into 2 types of responder (click for more information take you to the below
At the core of the response to most emergencies (the emergency services, local authorities, NHS bodies). Category 1 responders are subject to the full set of civil protection duties. They will be required to:
Category 2 organisations (the Health and Safety Executive, transport and utility companies) are ‘co-operating bodies’. They are less likely to be involved in the heart of planning work, but will be heavily involved in incidents that affect their own sector. Category 2 responders have a lesser set of duties - co-operating and sharing relevant information with other Category 1 and 2 responders.