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Guide Corporate emergency response plan

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2. Important notes

Distribution control

This plan is issued to selected post holders rather than to individuals. If/when the post holder leaves, or the scope of the post changes significantly; the plan should be handed on to the new post holder or returned to the civil contingencies manager for re-issue as appropriate.

Accuracy of contact information

The contact information in the plan (section 4) is completely checked and re-issued every six months. However, the civil contingencies manager holds abbreviated contact lists that are kept as up to date as possible and it is important that she is told of any changes to key staff and/or contact information as soon as it becomes available.

Please telephone Pam Harvey 01395 516551 or email changes to: pharvey@eastdevon.gov.uk.

Confidentiality

Where information held in the plan is sensitive, for reasons of security or commercial confidence, officers who are able to access that information, will be cleared for the purpose. This information will be set out in detail in the plan but it will be held separately and its circulation will be restricted. Nevertheless hard copies of the plan should not be reproduced or otherwise made available to unauthorised people without first discussing with the civil contingencies manager.

Activation

Some elements of this plan are likely to be useful for less than major emergencies, and there is no reason why, for example, contact information may not be used as necessary. However, full deployment of all the components of our response to a major emergency will only be triggered by the chief executive of the council, the deputy chief executive or the civil contingencies manager. Where there is time, there is an expectation that consultation will take place between them prior to activation.

Please note: section 4 (emergency contacts) and section 5 (local resources) have been removed from this document online.