Dacorum Borough Council Arrangements
Internal emergency procedures are in place to
ensure that, should an incident occur, an Incident Management Team
and Business Continuity Crisis Team can be established to ensure
that both the demands of the incident and the demands of continuing
normal service under unusual circumstances can be met. This
includes planning how we will continue to function if the incident
involved council property or staff.
The authority also has a full-time dedicated
emergency planning officer, who is responsible for emergency
planning, business continuity and risk management.
Dacorum Borough Council buys into the
traded service provided by Hertfordshire County Council District
Emergency Planning Team and benefits from a dedicated HCC emergency
planning officer who works in partnership with the borough to
enhance the authority’s emergency preparedness.
In addition to key officers whose jobs
automatically mean they could have a role to play in the council’s
response to an incident, Dacorum Borough Council has a
volunteer team. These are members of our staff who have volunteered
to help in an incident, for example by staffing a rest centre,
helping in the control centre, or supporting key officers at scene.
All volunteers are provided with appropriate equipment for their
role and take part in a training programme, so that they are
familiar with their roles and responsibilities in an emergency.