Integrated emergency management (IEM) comprises six related activities: anticipation, assessment, prevention, preparation, response and recovery. This section of UK Resilience contains information about the first four of those activities. These can be described as the pre-emergency elements of IEM.
This section is broken down into key disciplines and activities. Some of these mirror the duties under the Civil Contingencies Act. Others describe organisational arrangements which underpin emergency preparedness in the UK.
The definitive guide to the Act, a source of all the relevant material and the best way in which to keep abreast of developments.
Planning arrangements in place at the UK level, including the Capabilities programme.
Structures and work programmes in place in each of the devolved administrations, and links to each administration's own website.
Regional resilience work, and links to each region's own website.
Structures in place at the local level, including details of local resilience forums in every area.
The mechanisms by which information is shared between responders, and further generic material on key Category 2 responders.
The national framework for assessing risk, plus additional guidance and best practice.
Best practice advice on business continuity, both for organisations covered by the Civil Contingencies Act and those which are not.
How to develop and maintain emergency plans.
Advice on how to put in place arrangements for warning the public and business, and information for organisations which seek to access that advice.
Information on how to manage training needs, including links to the Emergency Planning College.
Support and advice on planning and running exercises, along with details of the national exercise programme.
Explaination of what is meant by resilient communications, how resilience can be enhanced and provide an overview of the Government's strategy for enhancing resilience.