The Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) covers the vast majority of agencies that might respond to an emergency.
It splits them into two sections – Category 1 and Category 2 responders – each being given a different set of duties.
Category 1 responders include the emergency services, local authorities, health services and the Environment Agency.
Under the CCA, these agencies are required to:
• undertake risk assessments;
• plan for emergencies – including prevention and mitigation;
• put in place their own business continuity plans;
• publish information about risk assessments and plans;
• put in place arrangements to warn and inform the public;
• co-operate and share information with other local responders; and
• promote business continuity management to local businesses and voluntary agencies (local authority responsibility only).
Category 2 responders include utilities companies (gas, electric, water and telecoms), transport operators and the Health and Safety Executive.
These agencies are required to:
• Co-operate with other local responders; and
• Share information with other local responders.
- British Transport Police
- Cheltenham Borough Council
- Cotswold District Council
- Environment Agency
- Forest of Dean District Council
- Gloucester City Council
- Gloucestershire Constabulary
- Gloucestershire County Council
- Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue
- NHS England
- Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust
- South Western Ambulance Service
- Public Health England
- Maritime and Coastguard Agency
- Stroud District Council
- Tewkesbury Borough Council
- 2gether Trust
- BBC Radio Gloucestershire
- Canal & River Trust
- DCLG- RED
- Gloucester Harbour Trustees
- Gloucestershire Media
- Heart FM
- University Gloucestershire
- British Red Cross
- Churches Together
- Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group
- HM Inspector of Mines
- Maritime Volunteer Service
- Mines Rescue Service
- Rapid UK
- Salvation Army
- St John