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Capstone Multi-agency Guidance
Emergency Preparedness & Emergency Response and Recovery
Emergency Preparedness Chapters 1-19, Annexes 7A-7D, Further reading & Glossary (Current versions, latest revisions March 2012)

Emergency Preparedness provides guidance on Part 1 of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, its associated Regulations and non-statutory arrangements.

Core Multi-Agency Guidance Documents
Strategic National Guidance:The decontamination of buildings, infrastructure and open environment exposed to CBRN materials (2015)

This guidance has been prepared to help anyone involved in decontaminating buildings and infrastructure in the event of a release – whether deliberate or accidental – of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) material.
3rd edition, June 2013

Strategic National Guidance: The decontamination of people exposed to CBRN substances or material (2004)

The purpose of this document is to provide strategic guidance on the
decontamination of people upon which all responding agencies can
base plans and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) for on-site
management of CBRN incidents. It also provides advice on
decontamination methods based on lessons learned from previous
incidents and exercises and drawing on current research projects.

Concept of Operations (2013)

The Central Government’s Concept of Operations sets out the UK arrangements for responding to and recovering from emergencies, irrespective of cause or location and requiring co-ordinated central government action.

Lexicon of UK civil protection terminology, version 2.1.1 (19 Feb. 2013)

A lexicon of terminology for multi-agency, local strategic operations

Civil Protection common map symbology, version 1.0 (30 March 2012)

The Civil Contingencies Secretariat in the Cabinet Office, working in partnership with Ministry of Defence and Ordnance Survey, has created a set of common map symbols, to promote interoperability between emergency responders.

Thematic Multi-agency Guidance
EPC Position Papers
National Plans
UK Emergency Oil Stocks

A guide to the measures the UK has adopted to meet its international obligations to maintain emergency oil stocks

Cold Weather Plan for England

Public Health England

National Nuclear Emergency Planning & Response Guidance

Nuclear emergency planning. Department of Energy and Climate Change, Nuclear Emergency Planning Liaison Group

Electricity Supply Emergency Code

Department of Energy and Climate Change, 2015

Flooding in England: lead government department plan

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 2015

Flu Pandemic Planning Pages

Pandemic flu planning information for England and the devolved administrations, including guidance for organisations and businesses.

National Ambulance Service command and control guidance

National Ambulance Resilience Unit

National Emergency Plan: Downstream Gas and Electricity v.14 DECC (Nov 2012)

This document combines the National Emergency Plan for Downstream Gas with an equivalent Plan for Electricity to provide an overview of incident response in these sectors

National Emergency Plan for the Telecommunications Sector

Department for Business Innovation and Skills, 2011

National Preventative Action Plan: Gas

Department of Energy & Climate Change, 2014

Reservoir Off-Site Plan Documents

Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Recovering from Emergencies
National Recovery Guidance: Guidance primarily aimed at local responders and developed in line with the CCA. Link to the CO webpage

Guidance primarily aimed at local responders and developed in line with the Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) on recovering from an emergency in the UK.

Thematic Guidance Documents
Planning Stages to Manage Flood Risk

How the Environment Agency and lead local flood authorities manage flood risk by following a 6 year cycle of planning

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

Government report setting out the 6 priority risk areas requiring further action in the UK over the next 5 years.

Blackett Review of High Impact Low Probability Risks (2011)

Review considering how best to manage high impact low probability risks

Met Office 'Briefing on the likelihood of severe winter weather over the next 20-30 years' (Feb 2011)

Snow and ice conditions affected many parts of the UK during late November 2010 and early December 2010. In Scotland, December 2010 was the coldest December for over 100 years. This report sets current events in the context of past observations and future climate projections to assess the likelihood of severe winter weather in Scotland over the next 20 to 30 years.

Cabinet Office pages on Community Resilience

Resilience in Society: Infrastructure,communities and businesses.
How networks and individuals can support the country's emergency planning, response and recovery, and keep systems and services running.

Cabinet Office pages on National Recovery Guidance

Guidance primarily aimed at local responders and developed in line with the Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) on recovering from an emergency in the UK

Crowded Places: The planning system and counter-terrorism

Guide to counter-terrorism protective security design for those involved in the planning, design and development of the built environment

Evacuation and Shelter Guidance (2014)

This guidance updates the 2006 Evacuation and Shelter Guidance for local emergency planners. It sets out the issues that local planners will need to consider and tailor to local circumstances, and has been produced to support responders in meeting their legal responsibilities. It is intended to help responders to develop flexible plans for evacuation and shelter that can be used in a wide range of scenarios and that reflect work undertaken across the country to develop evacuation and shelter plans. It also shares good practice.

Expectations and Indicators of Good Practice set for Category 1 and 2 Responders (2009)

This document aims to clarify what is expected of category 1 and 2 responders in England and Wales

Fire and Rescue Service Operational Guidance: Aircraft incidents

This collection brings together all documents relating to operational guidance for the fire and rescue service

Humanitarian Assistance in Emergencies: Non-statutory guidance on establishing Humanitarian Assistance Centres (date unknown)

Activities conducted to address the human aspects in an emergency are multi-agency activity and it is important that this work is co-ordinated

Identifying people who are vunerable in a crisis - Guidance for emergency planners and responders (2008)

Activities conducted to address the human aspects in an emergency are multi-agency activity and it is important that this work is co-ordinated

Informed, Prepared, Together: Red Cross and the EU Promote Community Resilience in a Crisis

This website is a gateway to resources, information and practical tools for developing the ability of individuals, communities and organisations to be better prepared to cope with emergencies and disasters.

Keeping the country running: Natural hazards and infrastructure (2011)

The guide will support infrastructure owners and operators, emergency responders, industry groups, regulators, and government departments

Managing crowds safely: A Guide for organisers at events and venues 2nd Edn (2000)

Practical guidance on the systematic management of crowd safety in order to protect both attendees and those involved with event operations

Mutual Aid: A short guide for Local Authorities (2008)

A short guide produced by a joint Cabinet Office-LGA-Solace working gr

Protecting Crowded Places From Terrorism (Collection)

These documents provide advice on increasing the protection of crowded places from a terrorist attack

The Role of LRFs: A reference document (v.2 July 2013)

This document provides a list of issues and outcomes that Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) can use for self assessment, peer review and improvement.

Good Practice
Crowd and Event Management
EPC Occasional Papers
Organisational and Corporate Resilience
Risk Management
NASA - An overview of the technique of Root Cause Analysis (July 2003)

Office of Safety & Mission Assurance, Chief Engineers Office

'Risks that Matter' Sudden increases & decreases in shareholder value and the implication for CEOs

This report is the first in a new series of studies by Ernst and Young looking at the underlying causes of increases and decreases in shareholder value and the actions management can take to ensure successful execution of corporate strategies.

Aon Risk Solutions: 'Underrated risk? - Research into the evolving world of Risk' (2014)

An interesting report from Aon Risk Solutions re-examining the results of a survey into risk perception

Manchester Patient Safety Framework

The Manchester Patient Safety Framework (MaPSaF) is a tool to help NHS organisations and healthcare teams assess their progress in developing a safety culture.

Case Studies, Local Plans and Risk Registers
Case Studies
Community Risk Registers
Local Plans
Basildon Generic Plan

Emergency Plan

Braintree Generic Plan

Emergency Plan

Cherwell Generic Plan

Emergency Plan Part A

Chiltern and South Bucks Generic Plan

Emergency Plan (Web Version)

Chiltern Generic Plan

Emergency Plan

Crawley Generic Plan

Major Emergency Plan Part 1 (Activation & Response Management) & Part 2 (Methodology & Reference).
Major Emergency Plan Part 2 (Methodology & Reference)

Dartford Business Continuity Plan

Business Continuity Plan

Dartford Generic Plan

Major Emergency Plan

Dartford Pollution Plan

Oil Pollution and Chemical Response Plan

Ealing Flood Plan

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

East Devon Generic Plan

Corporate Emergency Response Plan

East Hampshire Generic Plan

Emergency Response Plan

East Lothian Nuclear Plan

Torness Off-Site Plan

East Sussex Animal Disease Plan

Animal Disease Plan (Parts 1 & 2)

East Sussex Business Continuity Plan

Corporate Business Continuity Plan

East Sussex Generic Plan

Response Plan (part 1 & 2)

East Sussex Health Plan

Influenza Pandemic Influenza Response Plan

East Sussex Marine Plan

Major Maritime Emergency Plan

East Sussex Marine Plan (International)

A Common Response by the French and English Administrative Authorities in the Event of a Shipping Accident in the English Channel

East Sussex Vulnerable People Plan

Identifying the Vulnerable During an Emergency

Gosport Generic Plan

Emergency Response Plan

Greenwich Business Continuity Plan

Emergency and Business Continuity Manahement Plan

Hackney Generic Plan

Emergency Plan Volume 1

Hampshire Generic Plan

Corporate Resilience Plan

Hampshire Media Plan

Major Incident Media Plan

Havering Generic Plan

Major Emergency Plan

Kent Animal Health Plan

Animal and Plant Health Emergency Plan

Kent County Council Evacuation Plan

Animal Evacuation & Shelter Plan

Kent County Council Environmental Health Plan

Guidance Note on Stranded Marine Life

Kent County Council Pollution Plan

Kent and Medway Shoreline Pollution Emergency Response Plan

Kent County Council Flood Plan

Flood Response Plan

Kent County Council Rest Centre Plan

Welfare Centre Guidelines

Kent County Council Humanitarian Assistance Plan

Humanitarian Welfare Guidelines - Psychological Care

Kent County Council Nuclear Plan

Dungeness Off-Site Emergency Plan

Kent County Council COMAH Plan

Givaudan Off-Site Emergency Plan

Kent County Council Recovery Plan

Emergency Recovery Plan

Kent County Council Generic Plan

Major Emergency Plan

Lancaster Flood Plan

Lancaster District Multi-Agency Flood Plan

Lancaster Generic Plan

Lancaster District Emergency Plan

Lancaster Severe Weather Plan

Lancaster City Council Severe Weather Plan

Leeds Evacuation Plan

City Centre Evacuation Plan

Lewes Generic Plan

Lewes District Major Emergency Plan

Luton Borough Council Severe Weather Plan

Winter Service Policy & Operational Plan 2016-17

Merton Generic Plan

Major Incident Plan

Merton Severe Weather Plan

Corporate Severe Weather Plan

Mid Sussex Generic Plan

Emergency Plan

Mid Sussex Severe Weather Plan

Severe Weather Plan

Moray Generic Plan

Emergency Planning Policy & Procedures

New Forest Generic Plan

Emergency Plan

Newport City Council

Corporate Emergency Management Plan

Newport COMAH Plan

Solutia Off-Site Emergency Plan

Newport Severe Weather Plan

Adverse Weather Plan

North Somerset Airport Plan

Bristol Airport Plan

North Somerset Pollution Plan

Oil Pollution Plan

North Somerset Transport Plan

Emergency Transport Plan

Northumberland County Council

Flood Action Plan

Oldham Generic Plan

Emergency Management Plan

Orkneys COMAH Plan

Control of Major Accident Hazards Off-Site Emergency Plan Flotta Oil Terminal Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd

Pevensey Bay Flood Plan

Pevensey Bay Area Flood Plan

Pevensey Bay Flood Plan

Area Flood Plan

Portsmouth City Council

Chemical and Oil Pollution Plan

Portsmouth City Council

Flood Response Plan

Portsmouth Evacuation Plan

Rest Centre Plan

Portsmouth Generic Plan

Emergency Response Plan

Portsmouth Port Plan

Reactor Emergency Plan

Rugby Generic Plan

Major Emergency Plan

Rushmoor Generic Plan

Emergency Response Plan

Shropshire Council

Multi Agency Recovery Plan

Shropshire Council

Evacuation and Shelter Plan

Shropshire Flood Plan

Multi-agency Flood Plan

Shropshire Recovery Plan

Generic Off-Site Reservoirs Plan

Southend Evacuation Plan

Major Evacuation Plan

Southend Flood Plan

Flood Plan

Southend on Sea Business Continuity Plan

Business Continuity Plan

Southwark Generic Plan

Generic Emergency Plan

Stirling Generic Plan

Major Emergency Management Procedures

Sussex Recovery Plan

Sussex Resilience Forum Recovery Plan

Sussex Resilience Forum Animimal Disease Plan

Animal Diseases Plan - multi-agency response

Sussex Resilience Forum Maritime Plan

Major Maritime Emergency Plan

Tandridge Distract Council

Emergency Control Centre Plan

Tandridge Generic Plan

Emergency Plan

Test Valley Generic Plan

Emergency Response Plan

Torbay Schools Plan

Critical Incidents,Response and Recovery Plan for Schools in Torbay

Tower Hamlets Generic Plan

Borough Emergency Plan

Tower Hamlets Humanitarian Assistance Plan

Emergency Community Care Plan

Uckfield Flood Plan

Flood Plan

Uttlesford Generic Plan

Emergency Plan

Walsall Schools Plan

Schools Emergency & Business Continuity Plan

Wealden Elected Members Plan

Guidance for Elected Members on the Management of an Emergency

Wealden Generic Plan

Resilience & Emergency Plan

West Lothian Council

Severe Weather Plan

West Lothian Generic Plan

Major Incident Plan

Wigan Generic Plan

Emergency Plan for Major Incidents

LRF Plans
Cheshire LRF

Emergency Response Manual

Essex Resilience Forum

COPE (Combined Operating Procedures for Essex) Multi Agency Strategic Response and Recovery Framework

Kent Resilience Forum

Humanitarian Welfare Guidelines: Psychological Care

Surrey LRF

Surrey Major Incident Protocol

Lessons Identified (Exercises, Operations & Incident Reports)
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Exercise Grey Seal

Exercise to test The National Contingency Plan for Responses to Marine Pollution from Shipping and Offshore Installations

Department of Transport Investigation report into the sinking of the Herald of Free Enterprise (1987)

The flooding and subsequent capsize of the roll on/roll off passenger ferry Herald of Free Enterprise, on 6 March 1987, resulted in the loss of 193 lives.

One of the outcomes of the investigation of this accident was the formation of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) in 1989.

Hurricane Sandy - Event Recap Report by AON Benfield (May 2013)

In October 2012 Hurricane Sandy made three official landfalls across the Caribbean and the US. AON Benfield produced a report (May 2013) of the events and passage of the cyclone with specific interest to impact forecasting.

Independent Peer Review into the Cumbria shootings. Final report March 2011

'Operation Bridge' - Peer review into the response of Cumbria Constabulary following the actions of Derrick Bird on 2nd June 2010

Japanese earthquake and tsunami: Implications for the UK nuclear industry - Final report (2011)

Following the nuclear incident at Japans Fukushima Dai-ichi site, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change formally asked Mike Weightman to provide a report to Government on the implications and lessons learnt for the UK nuclear industry.

London Assembly Report of the 7 July 2005 Review Committee (Jun 2006)

''If the one achievement of the Assembly’s 7 July Review is to add an outward focus to emergency planning - to underscore the fact that responders are dealing with individuals not an ‘incident’, and that all services must work together for the public good - then we will have contributed to the protection of London, its residents and visitors.'' Richard Barnes AM Chairman of the Committee

London Regional Resilience Forum: 7 July 2005 Multi-agency debrief (Sep 2006)

'Looking Back, Moving Forward' The multi-agency debrief, lessons identified and progress since the terrorist events of 7 July 2005

Marchioness Disaster: Marine Accident Investigation Branch Report (1990)

Report of the investigation into the collision between the passenger launch Marchioness and mv Bowbelle with the loss of life on the River Thames on 20 August 1989.

Published: 15 August 1991

Public Inquiries after Disaster- A thematic review of the research. Lucy Easthope (2009)

A thematic review of the key findings of public inquiries since the 1980s

Single Service Doctrine
Click here for Single Service Doctrine links
College of Policing: Three Years On

The College of Policing was launched in December 2012 as a professional body to develop the knowledge, standards of conduct, leadership and professionalism required by police officers and police staff in England and Wales. The College is a company limited by guarantee and an Arm’s Length Body of the Home Office. It is operationally independent of the Home Office.

Peer Reviewed Research
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Early Interventions for Trauma

Proceedings from Symposia held on 25 November 2014 and 8 January 2015

Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware, USA

The Disaster Research Center (DRC) is the first social research centre in the world devoted to the study of disasters, and as such has one of the most extensive research libraries in the world.

Natural Hazards Research Center, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Using an all-hazards and interdisciplinary framework, the Center fosters information sharing and integration of activities among researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from around the world; supports and conducts research; and provides educational opportunities for the next generation of hazards scholars and professionals.

International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, weblink to their site.

The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters (IJMED) is published by the International Research Committee on Disasters. As the official journal of the IRCD, IJMED focuses on the social and behavioral aspects of relatively sudden collective stress situations typically referred to as disasters or mass emergencies. To increase dissemination of scholarly research on disasters to other disciplines and, especially, to scholars in developing countries, back issues (older than three years) are available free of charge.

Post-Disaster Organisational Recovery in a Central Business District context: The 2010 & 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes

This report presents the findings from two studies on organisational resilience following the 4 September 2010 earthquake in Canterbury, New Zealand

After the Rain - Learning the lessons from flood recovery in Hull. Final project report

This university of Lancaster research report investigated recovery from the floods in Hull in 2007. The research on which this report is based aimed to undertake a real-time longitudinal study to document and understand the everyday experiences of individuals following the floods of June 2007. In interaction with networks of actors and organisations, strategies of institutional support and investment in the built environment and infrastructure.

Humanitarian Assistance in the UK: Current capability and the development of best parctice

This report presents data on the structures and arrangements for addressing Humanitarian Assistance (HA) issues followed by a review of HA planning, humanitarian response teams and lessons identified from exercises and real incidents. Challenges and opportunities for developing capability in Humanitarian Assistance, as identified by the research participants across the UK, are also presented here.

Literature and Best Practice Review and Assessment: Identifying People's needs in Major Emergencies and Best Practice in Humanitarian Response

This report provides an independent, comprehensive review of evidence about provisions and interventions to meet the needs of people affected by emergencies as defined within the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. Drawing on an extensive range of information, based on both historical and contemporary research and practice, the analysis presents an assessment of people's psycho-social needs following events such as natural disasters, terrorism and other major incidents.

Preparing for High-impact, Low-probability Events: Lessons from Eyjafjallajokull

The frequency of 'high -impact, low-probability' (HILP) events in the last decade signals the emergence of a new 'normal'. To explore our preparedness for HILP events in this context, Chatham House has examined the ash cloud that spread across Europe in April 2010 to draw lessons for other HILP events.

Crisis Communication on Twitter in the 2011 South East Queensland Floods

Social media, including Facebook and Twitter, played an important role in the crisis communication at the height of the 2011 South East Queensland floodds crisis (10-16 January). This report examines the role of the short-messaging system Twitter in disseminating and sharing crisis information and updates from the state and local authorities as well as everyday citizens.

Magazine Articles
Magazine Articles are not directly listed here due to copyright laws
Foreign exchange: developing public-private sector security partnerships

Article by DrNicholas Le Saux on the need for closer co-operation post the Paris attacks
Risk UK, Feb 2016, pp54-55

Storm in a T-cup: thinking clearly under pressure

Article by Phillip Wood of Bucks New University on managing risks
Risk UK, May 2016, pp18-19

The Civil Contingencies Act - what does the future hold?

Article by Ian Whitehouse reflecting on the impact and effectiveness of this core legislation
Emergency Services Times, Vol 16, No 5, Oct 2015, p26

Exercise Unified Response - training for a coordinated response to a large-scale emergency

Article by Peter Cowup, London Fire Brigade, on one of the largest and most complex exercises ever held in the UK
Emergency Services Times, Vol 17, No 2, April 2016, pp18-19

Businesses must be alert

Article by Sir David Veness suggesting a corporate agenda for protection and preparation
City Security, issue 59, Spring 2016, pp2-4

The psychology of crowd response

Article by Chris Cocking dismissing the view that crowds tend towards mass panic in an emergency
Crisis Response Journal, Vol 11, Issue 1, Sept 2015, pp70-71

A continued and evolving threat

Article by Roger Gomm on the 7/7 London bombings.
Crisis Response Journal, Vol 11, Issue 2, Dec 2015, pp26-27

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The Disaster Database
Click here for The Disaster Database spreadsheet
The Disaster Database August 2017

This is a listing of key major incidents since 1902 in a filterable spread sheet. It primarily covers UK based incidents, but includes significant incidents from around the world. Note that it is not a comprehensive listing, but aims to highlight significant incidents that have most impacted resilience community and legislation. Updated periodically.

University Courses and Research
Research Centres
Institute for Risk and Uncertainty

University of Liverpool. The Institute has established an EPSRC and ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) on Quantification and Management of Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments

Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication

The Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication is a new centre hosted within the University of Cambridge Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.

Aston Centre for Research into Safety and Security - Aston University

Since 2001, members of the Aston Centre for Research Into Safety and Security (The Aston CRISIS Centre) at Aston Business School have been researching and consulting to safety and security related organizations

Centre for Critical and Major Incidents (CAMI)

The Centre for Critical and Major Incidents (CAMI) is a world leading research group that helps organisations prepare for complex, unique events.

Centre for Disaster Resilience, University of Salford

The Centre for Disaster Resilience (CDR) is one of six specialist Research Centres within the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford, the highest-rated built environment research institute in the UK and number one for research power, a position held since 1992.

Centre for Natural Disaster Science

Centre for Natural Disaster Science, CNDS, is a Swedish national centre for research on natural disasters

Centre for Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Huddersfield University

The Centre for Sustainable and Resilient Communities undertakes research into sustainability and resilience issues at a variety of scales in the UK and abroad, and disseminates it findings to practitioners

Emergency Management Research Interest Group - Loughborough University

By undertaking multidisciplinary applied research, our Research Interest Group on Emergency Management aims to the understand the impacts of natural and man-made disasters on society, improve emergency management, and enhance preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation from various emergency events.

Emergency Services Research Unit (ESRU) - Nottingham Trent University

The Emergency Services Research Unit (ESRU), in the Division of Psychology at NTU, not only conducts award winning research but also provides teaching, training, and consultancy for the emergency services and allied organisations

Flood Hazard Research Centre - Middlesex University

Our aim is to develop our understanding of the relations between people, water and the environment, in order to reduce the risks from natural hazards and improve policies for current and future generations. In particular, we are interested in the environmental and societal dimensions of natural hazards such as different factors of change, vulnerability reduction and capacity building, governance and decision making.

Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre

Our aim is to understand how to deliver effective cyber security both within the UK and internationally

Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) - University College London

The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) brings together the wealth of knowledge and expertise across the university, and through research, teaching, public engagement and knowledge exchange aims to improve the understanding of risk and overcome the barriers to increasing resilience to disasters

Joint Research Centre - Crisis Management

The JRC helps to strengthen the EU’s resilience to crises and disasters through its research in crisis management technologies, satellite image processing and analysis, disaster risk management and internet surveillance systems

Natural Hazards Center - University of Colorado at Boulder

The mission of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder is to advance and communicate knowledge on hazards mitigation and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery

prehospitalresearch.eu

Dedicated to promoting and supporting research amongst pre-hospital care providers worldwide

The Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO)

The Tornado and Storm Research Organisation or 'TORRO' is a privately supported research body, serving the national and international public interest. Founded in 1974, data-collection, research and co-ordination is undertaken by the Directors of TORRO, which is supported by some 300 to 400 observers, investigators and other contributors. Most supporters are British, with a smaller number from elsewhere in Europe and across the world

Research Projects
UK University Courses Relevant to Emergency Management
Heriot Watt University

Safety & Risk Management (distance learning) Msc/Diploma

Bucks New University

BA (Hons) Crowd Safety Management

Study mode: Part-time
Location: High Wycombe
Duration: Two years
"This degree is for security professionals who are seeking opportunities for learning and development to support their own Continuing Professional Development (CPD), or possibly to facilitate a career change into this industry"

Bucks New University

BA (Hons) Security Consultancy

Qualification: BA (Hons)
Study mode: Part-time
Location: High Wycombe
Credits: 360
Duration: 3 years
"This programme is for those who aspire to become qualified and capable security consultants. You are likely to work in a key role where you have responsibilities for ensuring that security protection is incorporated into operations and organisational functions"

Bucks New University

Business Continuity Management

Qualification: BCI Diploma
Study mode: Part-time
Location: High Wycombe
Credits: 90
"As a further membership option, the BCI and Bucks New University, via their unique partnership, have designed a programme to develop and deliver this new qualification, delivered over three, ten-week distance modules."

Bucks New University

Organisational Resilience MSc

Qualification: MSc
Study mode: Part-time
Location: High Wycombe
Duration: 2 years
Credits: 180
"This programme will equip you with the skills to help your organisation function effectively in the event of business threatening events."

Coventry University

Disaster Management and Emergency Planning BSc (Hons)

This course will teach you about disaster preparedness, response and long- term recovery activities and the roles performed by different agencies, from ‘blue light’ emergency services to civilian emergency planning authorities.

Coventry University

Disaster Management MSc

"This course will teach you about disaster preparedness, response and long- term recovery activities and the roles performed by different agencies, from ‘blue light’ emergency services to civilian emergency planning authorities"

Coventry University

Disaster Management BSc (Hons)

All communities are vulnerable to disasters, both natural and human-made. This course explores how to minimise their impact and develop long-term community resilience to disasters. The course brings to life the challenges of managing disasters in developed and less developed countries

Coventry University

International Disaster Management BSc (Hons) Top Up

Study mode: Full time
Duration: 1 year
"These courses allow entry to a degree course at final stage. It is designed to equip you with the core knowledge, skills and expertise you need to help you succeed in a range of disaster related careers."

Cranfield University

Cyber Defence and Information Assurance MSc/PG Cert/PG Dip

Dublin City University

MSc in Emergency Management

Duration: 2 years
The M.Sc. in Emergency Management is the first programme of its kind in Ireland. It has been endorsed by the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management, The Emergency Planning Society (Republic of Ireland Branch) and Pharmachemical Ireland as being suitable for improving the emergency management skills of individuals in both the public and private sectors

Glasgow Caledonian University

Risk Management BA

Study mode: Full time
Duration: 1 year
"This industry recognised, double accredited master's programme has a strong focus on corporate & business risk management, ensuring you are well-equipped with the expertise & skillset to enter a wide range of industry sectors as a risk specialist"

Kingston University

Hazards and Disaster Management Masters (MSc) Full Time or Part Time

Duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time
"This course focuses on both the scientific knowledge of hazards and modern strategies of emergency planning. Its interdisciplinary approach combines traditional classroom and field-based teaching and learning techniques with modern ICT-based learning support. A strong emphasis is placed on research-led teaching, student-centred learning and team-based activities, all of which develop the necessary skills required by practitioners in the field of hazard and disaster management"

Lancaster University

Cyber Security MSc

Study mode: Full time
Duration: 1 year
"The overall aim of this MSc is to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work within the IT security profession. It takes advantage of Lancaster having recently been awarded the highly prestigious status of an EPSRC-GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, and combines advanced technical skills with disciplines such as Economics, Risk Management, Psychology and Social Science. Its strength and uniqueness lies in its multidisciplinary nature, merging expertise from across Lancaster’s faculties to educate the next generation of security specialists."

Leicester De Montfort University

Risk Management MSc

This new distance learning MSc in Risk Management has been designed to appeal to a cognises the inter-disciplinary nature of the subject. This unique MSc in Risk Management will enable you to:
• Improve your career prospects by gaining a globally recognised postgraduate qualification while remaining in full-time employment and differentiate yourself within the career market
• Answer the growing market demand for those qualified in risk management and enterprise risk management
• Benefit from academic teaching which directly complements industry experience and is informed by world-leading research, ensuring you benefit from developments at the cutting-edge of risk management• Study at a faster pace – follow the ‘accelerated route’ and complete the MSc in 21 months

Loughborough University

Security & Risk Management - Certificate, Diploma, MSc

Loughborough University

MRes in International Crisis Management

Manchester Metropolitan University

Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis

Northumbria University

Disaster Management and Sustainable Development MSc

Perpetuity Academy

MSc International Security and Risk Management (accredited through the University of South Wales) Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time

Study mode: eLearning

Teesside University

Civil Engineering with Disaster Management BEng (Hons)

Teesside University’s civil engineering with disaster management degree programme incorporates key aspects of civil engineering such as structures, geotechnics, fluid mechanics, materials and construction management but adds specialist subjects relevant to disaster management. You learn techniques and acquire vital skills that are crucial to providing solutions in the aftermath of a natural or manmade disaster, and in designing buildings and infrastructure to withstand shocks and damage.

University College London

Emergency and Crisis Planning Module

University of Chester

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

University of Chester

Natural Hazard Management BA(Hons) Combined/ BSc(Hons) Combined

• Opportunities for 'hands-on' (field and laboratory) experience of hazard assessment in Britain and overseas
• Application of the latest techniques for hazard assessment and mitigation
• Investigation of issues at a range of scales from local to global
• Application of geospatial mapping technologies (e.g. Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Remote Sensing (RS) to evaluate/manage natural hazards and risk

University of Derby

Diploma in Event Safety Management

• This course has been developed in partnership with Capita Symonds Leisure Safety Group. It offers a comprehensive overview of events safety and helps you apply these skills to the workplace
• Much of your course will be studied online, so you can fit the studying around your other commitments.
• On successful completion you'll be awarded a University of Derby Diploma - a level 5 qualification - and you'll also meet the academic requirements for Tech IOSH

University of Huddersfield

Risk, Disaster and Environmental Management MSc
This course looks at all risks in the business environment together with a strong analysis of the consequences when things go wrong. Businesses and organisations increasingly need to anticipate the likelihood and consequences of unexpected events and the necessary short and long term responses.

University of Leicester

Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management MSc

This programme provides anyone with a vocational or academic interest in risk, crisis and disaster management with an exceptional opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding across the whole subject area.
This master’s course provides a wide-ranging interdisciplinary analysis of the extent, effects and explanations of crisis and disaster, and the use of risk theory. In addition to examining case studies, you will also be provided with the opportunity to undertake supervised research in an area of personal or professional interest.

University of Leicester

Security and Risk Management MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate by Distance Learning

The MSc in Security and Risk Management allows you to develop detailed knowledge of crime, risk and managing security in organisations. You will develop an understanding of a range of theoretical models that explains why and how people commit crime, how to analyse and assess risk, and how to manage security. You will also learn how to design, conduct and critically appraise research within these areas. The course will be of immense professional value to those working within a security context, either in the private or public sector.

University of Manchester

MSc in Disaster Management: Resilience, Response and Relief (Online)

University of Manchester

International Disaster Management MSc

University of Oxford

Software and Systems Security MSc

University of Portsmouth

Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management DSyRM

The Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management (D.SyRM) is a structured, four-year, part-time programme targeted towards security professionals in the UK and overseas. It comprises a taught element delivered through a small number of workshops in Portsmouth for the first two years and then two years of supervised research leading to a thesis

University of Portsmouth

Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management MSc

Risk management has grown into more than just a specialist subject in the education of managers, risk specialists and others.

This course is a thorough grounding in risk, crisis and resilience management, including current tools and techniques, the crisis management implementation process, and the ability to contribute to managing risk and business effectiveness.

University of Portsmouth

Crisis and Disaster Management MSc

This innovative course will provide you with a robust understanding of hazards, vulnerability and the risk of disaster. In conjunction with this you will develop a practical awareness of the different aspects involved in emergency management such as planning, logistics and response. This, plus other topics on the course, will ensure you gain the ability to contribute towards improving the resilience of governments, organisations and companies in the face of crisis or disaster.

University of Portsmouth

Risk And Security Management BSc(Hons)

The course has been developed in conjunction with the private security industry. It aims to equip security professionals, and those working in occupations with a significant security role, with the ability to understand and apply relevant approaches, techniques and processes from both general management and their own specialist management field. It includes questions of strategic and operational management, health and safety, crime management, public order and customer care

University of Portsmouth

Security Management MSc Security management has become an increasingly important issue in organisations, with many now employing specialists to protect their people, assets, information and reputation from risks such as crime, fraud, accidents and protesters. This course is therefore designed to meet this increased need for enhanced professionalism

University of South Wales

Disaster Management for Environmental Hazards MSc

This Masters course is a unique programme which will provide a balanced study of environmental hazards and disaster management, pre-event mitigation, disaster risk reduction and disaster relief, along with the development of technical and interpersonal skills. It will enable you to critically assess the effectiveness of the implementation of existing techniques, in order to evaluate good practice and apply it to new situations.

University of South Wales

Disaster Healthcare (Online Delivery) MSc

University of Surrey

Information Security MSc

University of Wolverhampton

Emergency Planning, Resilience and Response MSc This Masters course in Emergency Planning Resilience and Response will provide you with an opportunity for you to develop master’s level education in the concepts theories and academic skills for emergency planning, resilience, business continuity and disaster management and recovery .The course caters for professionals who may already be working in this field or those wishing to embark on a career in emergency planning. The course aims to offer a flexible approach to the subjects studied and those already working in this area will be able to develop further their knowledge skills and experience. The course will ensure you develop a sound working knowledge of the principles and practice of emergency planning and the underpinning policy. You will develop valuable skills in communication and strategic leadership. You will also develop a wide range of inter-personal skills for effective use in multi-agency teams. There will be opportunities to take part in exercises and training in simulated emergency settings with a wide range of professional and other Key Stakeholders and organisations involved in emergency planning.

Website Directory
Animal Health
European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease

The European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD), one of FAO’s oldest Commissions, was established in 1954 to coordinate foot-and-mouth disease control within Europe at a time when the disease was ravaging the continent

DEFRA - Animal Diseases

Many of the diseases we are most concerned about are “notifiable” (that is, there are legal requirements on animal keepers). During an exotic disease outbreak our website will provide the latest situation – Defra takes the lead, with partners, in responding to the disease.

Aviation
London Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre

The London VAAC is an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) designated centre, responsible for issuing advisories for volcanic eruptions originating in Iceland and the north-eastern corner of the North Atlantic

Air Accidents Investigation Branch

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is part of the Department for Transport and is responsible for the investigation of civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents within the UK and its overseas territories

Airport Fire Officers' Association

The Airport Fire Officers Association is a technical body, dedicated to promoting and maintaining the professional image and status of Airport Fire Services within the United Kingdom and Ireland, ensuring continued communications between them, through an on-going dialogue of information and knowledge on all relevant technical and operational matters

Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (ARPAS)

ARPAS-UK is the professional trade association for Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Systems in the UK

Aviation Safety Network

Aims to provide everyone with a (professional) interest in aviation with up-to-date, complete and reliable authoritative information on airliner accidents and safety issues.

British Air Display Association

An organisation to encourage, promote and advance Safety and Standards in British air displays whilst encouraging open discussion on all aspects of staging an airshow, from the smallest, involving a couple of flying displays, to the largest with international following.

Civil Aviation Authority

The CAA's focus is increasingly on identifying the key risks facing consumers and the wider public, then acting alongside industry to minimise the threat of harm.

Civil Aviation Authority - Flying Displays and Special Events

Civil Flying Displays are regulated by the CAA under the Air Navigation Order. A flying display is defined as any flying activity deliberately performed for the purpose of providing an exhibition or entertainment at an advertised event open to the public

Drone Safety

Page from Civil Aviation Authority website

Drone Safety

Page from Civil Aviation Authority website

ECCAIRS

This web portal supports organisations using (or interested in using) the ECCAIRS software for the collection and exchange of their aviation safety information

European Airshow Council

The European Airshow Council promotes excellence and safety at airshows

European Aviation Safety Agency

EASA is the European Union Authority for aviation sa

Military Aviation Authority

The Military Aviation Authority is an independent organisation responsible for regulating air safety across defence

UK Airprox Board

The UK Airprox Board’s primary objective is to enhance air safety in the UK, in particular in respect of lessons to be learned and applied from Airprox occurrences reported within UK airspace

United Kingdom Flight Safety Committee

The UK Flight Safety Committee is an unincorporated association of professionals dedicated to the improvement of Commercial Aviation Safety

Built Environment
Future City & Community Resilience

The Future City and Community Resilience Network is an interdisciplinary collaboration of like minded academics and professionals that was set up in February 2013 by co founders Dr Gary Graham and Mrs Eve Coles from Leeds University Business School, Professor Rashid Mehmood from King Khalid University, and Dr Anita Greenhill from Manchester Business School

VITRUV

The objective of VITRUV is the development of tools to support urban planners to consistently integrate security issues into the considerations made in the long and complex process which makes up urban planning

Lloyd's City Risk Index 2015-2025

Lloyd’s City Risk Index 2015-2025 analyses, for the first time, the potential impact on the economic output (GDP@Risk) of 301 of the world’s major cities from 18 manmade and natural threats

Making Cities Resilient

The Making Cities Resilient: 'My City is getting ready!' campaign, launched in May 2010, addresses issues of local governance and urban risk. With the support and recommendation of many partners and participants, and a Mayors Statement made during the 2011 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Making Cities Resilient campaign will carry on beyond 2015

ELASSTIC

ELASSTIC is the acronym for Enhanced Large scale Architecture with Safety and Security Technologies and special Information Capabilities

STREST

Following the results of the stress tests recently performed by the EC for the European Nuclear Power Plants, it is urgent to carry out appropriate stress tests for all other classes of CIs

100 Resilient Cities

100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.

Business Continuity
British Damage Management Association

The BDMA is committed to raising industry standards, providing accreditation for professional practitioners and facilitating recognition of specialist services in the recovery and restoration sector

Business Continuity Institute

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world’s leading institute for business continuity. Established in 1994, the BCI has established itself as the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity (BC) professionals worldwide

Continuity Central

Continuity Central provides a frequently updated one-stop resource of business continuity management news, jobs and information

Retail Business Continuity Association

The Retailers Business Continuity Association (RBCA) has been established to assist all Business Continuity personnel in the retail industry to share views, experiences, and information to the benefit of the sector

Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Our objective is creating a secure Scotland for business to flourish in

CBRN
CBRN UK

CBRN-UK members have the shared aim of providing capabilities that will reduce the likelihood of a CBRN attack and that will, in the event of an attack, provide the means for an effective response that minimises harm to individuals and the infrastructure – PROVIDING EXCELLENCE IN CBRN CAPABILITY

Government Decontamination Service

The service helps the UK prepare for the recovery following a deliberate act involving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) materials, or an accidental release of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) in excess of local capability and/or knowledge

citizenAid

citizenAID™ is the initiative of four deeply experienced UK civilian and military clinicians working in collaboration with industry to improve public resilience

Colleges
European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL)

CEPOL is a European Union (EU) Agency, established in 2005. CEPOL's mission is to bring together senior police officers from police forces in Europe - essentially to support the development of a network - and encourage cross-border cooperation in the fight against crime, public security and law and order by organising training activities and research findings.

Communications
SOTERIA

The SOTERIA Project will research the impact of social media in emergencies and develop the SOTERIA Prototype

EmerGent

The overall objective of EmerGent is to understand the positive and negative impact of social media in emergencies

Slandail

The project is designed to research natural crises (e.g. floods, hurricanes) and to analyse how social media can be better used to spread messages about the worst affected areas during these crises

Athena

The ATHENA project is a grant-funded European Commission, 7th Framework Programme security themed research project, led by West Yorkshire Police

Emergency Services Mobile Communication Services

The emergency services mobile communications programme will provide a new communication system for the 3 emergency services and other public safety users. This system will be called the emergency services network (ESN)

Multi Agency Incident Transfer (MAIT)

British APCO has been working with the Cabinet Office, Welsh Government and our members from both the emergency services and the commercial sector to work on the problem of exchanging incidents between agency control rooms

Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP)

Initially JESIP was a two year programme (Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme) which ran from 2012-2014. It was primarily about improving the way the Police, Fire & Rescue and Ambulance services work together when responding to major multi-agency incidents.

Following the programme, a small central JESIP team have remained in place to support the emergency services as they embed JESIP; to retain responsibility for the maintenance and updating of the Joint Doctrine and associated training products and to support the new Interoperability Board.

Resilient Communications

Telecommunications are a fundamental enabler underpinning the effective response to any emergency. Resilient communications are able to absorb or mitigate the effects of a disruptive challenge

BT Civil Resilience

To support and be supported by society in providing a range of specialist communications services to enable effective planning and response to major incidents and emergencies

British APCO

British APCO's mission is to enhance public safety through the promotion of efficient and effective communications and information systems

Community Resilience
Future City and Community Resilience

The Future City and Community Resilience Network is an interdisciplinary collaboration of like minded academics and professionals that was set up in February 2013

Ready Scotland - Local Plans and Good Practice

Communities across Scotland are coming together to get ready for all kinds of emergencies, some examples are detailed below. Why not Let us know if you or an organisation you are involved with have been working with the community to prepare for and respond to emergencies

iSAR

The iSAR+ Project aims to research and develop guidelines and an associated platform that, in emergencies or crises, enables citizens using new mobile and online technologies to actively participate in the response effort, through the bi-directional provision, dissemination, sharing and retrieval of information essential for critical Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) intervention, in search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement and medical assistance

Counter Terrorism
EC Crisis & Terrorism

The Commission's main role in this area is to assist EU State authorities in carefully targeted actions and initiatives, primarily within the PREVENT and PROTECT strands

CPNI Cyber Security

CPNI provides a range of guidance documents and technical notes aimed at improving practices and raising awareness of current issues related to information security

Secure Hazardous Materials to Help Prevent Terrorism

How you must store precursor chemicals (including hydrogen peroxide or ammonium nitrate), toxins and radioactive materials on your premi

Project Griffin

Project Griffin is a police initiative to protect our cities and communities from the threat of terrorism. It brings together and coordinates the resources of the police, emergency services, local authorities, business and the private sector security industry

Europol's Internet Referral Unit

European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) to combat terrorist propaganda and related violent extremist activities on the internet.

Crisis Management
DRIVER Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience

DRIVER has the goal to enhance crisis management capabilities and societal resilience in Europe

European Union - Civilian Crisis Management

The Union has decided to develop the civilian aspects of crisis management in four priority areas defined by the Feira European Council in June 2000: police, strengthening of the rule of law, strengthening civilian administration and civil protection

European Union (Crisis Management) - Structure, Instuments & Agencies

In order to enable the European Union fully to assume its responsabilities for crisis management, the European Council (Nice, December 2000) decided to establish permanent political and military structures

Fortress

FORTRESS (Foresight Tools for Responding to cascading effects in a crisis) is a three year project that started in April 2014 and will end in March 2017. The aim of the project is to identify and understand cascading effects of a crisis by using evidence-based information from a range of previous crisis situations

Joint Research Centre - Crisis Management

The JRC helps to strengthen the EU’s resilience to crises and disasters through its research in crisis management technologies, satellite image processing and analysis, disaster risk management and internet surveillance systems

Loughborough University,Emergency Management Research Interest Group

By undertaking multidisciplinary applied research, our Research Interest Group on Emergency Management aims to the understand the impacts of natural and man-made disasters on society, improve emergency management, and enhance preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation from various emergency events.

POP-Alert

POP-ALERT is a 2 year project financed by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. It proposes to undertake thorough behavioural research and take traditional Crisis Management research a step further by carrying out a series of empirical studies, taking into account new issues related to targeting both local populations and visitors such as expats or tourists (cultural differences, language barriers, etc.), in order to create a framework to facilitate the assessment of the population’s capacity to absorb and preparedness to make use of different Crisis Management strategies and technologies developed at the EU level

Predict - Preparing for the Domino Effect in Crisis Situations

The aim of the PREDICT project is to provide a comprehensive solution for dealing with cascading effects in multi-sectoral crisis situations covering aspects of critical infrastructures

Snowball

SnowBall consists in a deep analysis of cascading effects and development of methods to anticipate them; and in a Decision Support System able to display current crisis monitoring and results of simulated decisions integrating cascading effects

Critical National Infrastructure
Critical Infrastructure Resilience International Network

As a community concerned with critical infrastructure resilience issues, CIRINT.NET seeks provide a platform to connect practitioners who shape the future evolution of CIR strategy, policy and delivery.

InfraRisk

The core objective of INFRARISK project is to develop a stress test framework to tackle the coupled impacts of natural hazards on interdependent infrastructure networks

INTACT

INTACT brings together innovative and cutting edge knowledge and experience in Europe in order to develop and demonstrate best practices in engineering, materials construction, planning and designing protective measures as well as crisis response and recovery capabilities

International Association of CIP Professionals

As an Association we aim to deliver discussion and innovation – on many of the serious Infrastructure – Protection – Management and Security Issue challenges – facing both Industry and Governments

MIRACLE

Miracle is an ambitious project, that aims at supporting regional Critical Infrastructure Protection and/or Resilience (CIP/R) strategies, in order to improve exiting capacities of the EU Member States to prevent, prepare and protect people against security related risks, including terrorist attacks

RAIN Project

RAIN contributes to minimising the impact of extreme weather events on transport, energy and telecommunication networks

Crowd Safety
The Role of a Local Safety Advisory Group (SAG)

SAGs provide a forum for discussing and advising on public safety at an event

UKCMA

The United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) was formed in 2001 to represent the interests of key commercial organisations whose primary business is providing crowd management and event security services. The organisation meets three times a year and provides a forum for all members to address the emerging challenges facing the industry.

ESSMA

ESSMA, the European Stadium & Safety Management Association, is a not for profit association that allows stadium-, safety- and head grounds managers to exchange knowledge and expertise

Health & Safety Executive - Sound Advice

Sound Advice contains practical guidelines on the control of noise at work in music and entertainment. Representatives of music and entertainment industries together with Environmental Health Officers and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prepared the guidance

HSE Guidance on Running Events Safely

This website will help organisers run events safely. Others may also find the website useful, eg contractors, health and safety advisers and workers at events

International Street Arts Network

ISAN is a leading national membership organisation for the strategic development of Outdoor Arts. We develop the Outdoor Arts sector through networking, lobbying, information-sharing, training, research and advocacy support and advice for our members

Interpol - Major Events Support Teams

An INTERPOL Major Event Support Team (IMEST) is deployed to assist member countries in the preparation, coordination and implementation of security arrangements for major events

National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA)

The association is dedicated to enhancing professionalism in the outdoor events industry through education, networking, lobbying, advice and creating business opportunities

Purple Guide

The Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events (Draft) has been drawn up by the Events Industry Forum in consultation with the UK events industry, including representatives from regional and national Government. This publication is designed to replace the original ‘Purple Guide’ (HSG195) which was originally published by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in consultation with the industry.

Sports Grounds Safety Authority

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) was established to build on the success of the Football Licensing Authority, and the critical role it played in transforming spectator safety at football grounds in the UK over the last 20 years.

Cyber Security
CCDCOE

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is an International Military Organisation with a mission to enhance the capability, cooperation and information sharing among NATO, its member nations and partners in cyber defence by virtue of education, research and development, lessons learned and consultation

Cert-UK

The Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP), part of CERT-UK, is a joint industry government initiative to share cyber threat and vulnerability information in order to increase overall situational awareness of the cyber threat and therefore reduce the impact on UK business

Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP)

The Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP), part of CERT-UK, is a joint industry government initiative to share cyber threat and vulnerability information in order to increase overall situational awareness of the cyber threat and therefore reduce the impact on UK business.

EU Cybersecurity

The European Union works on a number of fronts to ensure cybersecurity in Europe, from providing the delivery of better internet for kids to implementing the international cooperation on cybersecurity and cybercrime

European Commission, Cybersecurity and Privacy

The EU’s Digital Agenda sees internet trust and security as vital to a vibrant digital society, and is carrying out 14 actions to improve cybersecurity readiness.

European Network for Cyber Security

ENCS creates and brings together knowledge and resources to secure European critical infrastructures. ENCS is a cooperative association with dedicated highly specialized resources and uses her network in government, academia and business to provide cyber security solutions dedicated to the needs of owners of critical infrastructures and regulators.

Europol Cybercrime Centre

The EC3 has been tasked to focus on the following three areas:
•Cybercrimes committed by organised groups, particularly those generating large criminal profits such as online fraud ;
•Cybercrimes which cause serious harm to the victim such as online child sexual exploitation ;
•Cybercrimes (including cyber-attacks ) affecting critical infrastructure and information systems in the European Union.

National Cyber Crime Unit

The NCCU leads the UK’s response to cyber crime, supports partners with specialist capabilities and coordinates the national response to the most serious of cyber crime threats.

Damage Management
Data Protection
Defence Contribution
European Defence Agency, Cross Cutting Activities

Military and civilian means are used both in EU’s crisis management operations and for the security of EU citizens. Often military and civilian capabilities overlap, for example in the areas of dual-use research, satellite communications, space or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS

Maintaining Operational Readiness to Provide Military Support for Activities in the UK

If there is an emergency or crisis situation in the UK, local emergency services provide the first response. Government departments or civil authorities can also request military assistance from MOD

NATO Civil-Military Cooperation Centre

Although the CCOE is accredited as a NATO Centre of Excellence, its capacity and experience is also available to other international organizations like the European Union, Non Governmental Organizations and scientific institutions.

NATO, Civil Emergency Planning

The aim of civil emergency planning in NATO is to collect, analyse and share information on national planning activity to ensure the most effective use of civil resources for use during emergency situations, in accordance with Alliance objectives

NATO, Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Co-ordination Centre

The Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) is NATO’s principal civil emergency response mechanism in the Euro-Atlantic area

UK Operations

All military operations within the UK fall under the generic title of UK Operations (UK Ops), which comprises the Armed Forces' response to a wide range of contingencies and emergencies during peace, periods of tension and crisis and war

Disability
Attitude is Everything

This initiative has been launched in partnership with the Association of Independent Festivals in response to a joint aspiration to see all AIF member festivals offering comprehensive and clear access information for potential Deaf and disabled customers

United States - National Organization on Disability

According to the American Red Cross, some 45,000 disasters, man-made and natural, occur in the United States each year. But too few emergency planners have the expertise necessary to ensure that preparations make adequate provisions for disabilities. To address this need, the NOD's Emergency Preparedness Initiative worked with government agencies at all levels to ensure that emergency plans are inclusive and complete

Office for Disabilty Issues

The Office for Disability Issues leads in driving delivery of the government’s vision for disabled people

Disaster Databases
Accidents and Disasters

Images and stories relating to a wide range of accidents and disasters

Aviation Safety Network

The ASN Safety Database contains descriptions of over 15,800 airliner, military transport category aircraft and corporate jet aircraft safety occurrences since 1921

EM-DAT The International Disaster Database

EM-DAT contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 18,000 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to present. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, insurance companies, research institutes and press agencies

Think Hazard

Identify natural hazards in your project area
and understand how to reduce their impact

Wreck Site

The wreck site is the world largest online wreck database

Disaster Victim Identification
British Association for Human Identification

The primary aim of the Association is to encourage productive interchange between various disciplines in human identification, promote the academic integration of individual subjects and through the medium of a collective body, pursue standards of excellence and innovative developments. We provide a forum for discussion and promotion of subjects within the domain of human identification

Disasters
Hillsborough Independent panel

A snapshot taken 18/04/2013 showing web content acquired by the National Archive

Disasters Channel

YouTube Channel on disasters

Economic Aspects
Flood Re

Flood Re is helping to provide affordable and available home insurance

Lloyd's City Risk Index

Lloyd’s City Risk Index 2015-2025 analyses, for the first time, the potential impact on the economic output (GDP@Risk) of 301 of the world’s major cities from 18 manmade and natural threats: 301 cities, 18 threat, US$4.56trn at risk

Emergency Planning
Bellwin Scheme

These guidance notes set out the terms under which the department will make emergency financial assistance available to local authorities

Lead Government Departments

List of lead government departments' responsibilities for planning, response, and recovery from emergencies

National Occupational Standards

The NOS Finder is a fully interactive and searchable database that can help you use NOS in your HR processes. It provides guidance on using NOS in all aspects of people management and development

Preparation and Planning for Emergencies, the National Resilience Capabilities Programme

The National Resilience Capabilities Programme (NRCP) aims to increase the capability of the United Kingdom to respond to and recover from civil emergencies. It does this by building capability to deal with the consequences that are common to most types of emergency, regardless of whether those emergencies are caused by accidents, natural hazards or man-made threats

Preparing for Emergencies: find out local plans

Guide to local council emergency planning

SECTOR

SECTOR is focusing on cooperation between organization for providing better information exchange and therefore – more efficient actions, better management during crisis situations or disasters

SNOWBALL Project

Snowball aims at lowering the impact of aggravating factors in crisis situation thanks to adaptative foresight and decision-support tools. Snowball project aims at increasing the prepardness of the European Union in respect to hazards that could amplify a large crisis.

TACTIC

The overall aim of the TACTIC project is to increase preparedness to large-scale and cross-border disasters amongst communities and societies in Europe

Emergency Planning (International)
Copernicus Emergency Management Service

Copernicus Emergency Management Service (Copernicus EMS) provides information for emergency response in relation to different types of disasters, including meteorological hazards, geophysical hazards, deliberate and accidental man-made disasters and other humanitarian disasters as well as prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities

Hyogo Framework for Action National Progress Reports

National HFA progress reports assess strategic priorities in the implementation of disaster risk reduction actions and establish baselines on levels of progress achieved in implementing the HFA's five priorities for action

UNISDR Countries & Platforms

UNISDR provides guidance to national platforms and equivalent mechanisms on governance, coordination mechanisms and peer reviews as well as in national reporting indicators and targets to improve the strategic capacity in, and quality of, national planning and priority-setting in risk reduction and resilience

Emergency Services
Association of Air Ambulances

The Association was established as a membership body for those organisations which form part of the air ambulance services in the UK

Association of Ambulance Chief Executives

The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) provides ambulance services with a central organisation that supports, coordinates and implements nationally agreed policy. It also provides the general public and other stakeholders with a central resource of information about NHS ambulance services

British Ambulance Association

The British Ambulance Association is the largest representative body for the Private Ambulance sector

Civil Nuclear Constabulary

The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) has a very exclusive role. Positioned between providing protection for civil nuclear licensed sites and safe-guarding nuclear materials, nuclear site operators, policing and nuclear regulators as well as interlinking with Home Office forces, the CNC has a policing responsibility with a difference

Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group

The Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group was formed in September 2014 with funding from the Home Office, Department of Health and Department of Communities and Local Government. By providing strategic leadership, coordination and an overview across England and Wales, the group aims to improve emergency service collaboration

European Emergency Number Association

EENA believes that having a common emergency number everywhere in Europe is of direct benefit to citizens and visitors but, unfortunately, this potentially life-saving number is largely unknown.

Environmental Protection
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health is a professional, awarding and campaigning body at the forefront of environmental and public health and safety

CONCAWE

CONCAWE was established in 1963 by a small group of leading oil companies to carry out research on environmental issues relevant to the oil industry. Its membership has broadened to include most oil companies operating in Europe

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency - Airborne Hazards Emergency Response Service

In the event of a significant incident that may result in airborne hazards for example a chemical fire, explosion, or release of gases, SEPA’s field response team will be deployed to the incident (if there is deemed to be a significant risk to human health). Once at the site, officers will begin to monitor for potential harmful substances in the air and their concentration levels

Europe
Disaster Risk Management Risk Centre

The DRMKC is part of a Commission initiative on better knowledge and competence management for sounder EU policy making

European Union (Crisis Management) - Structure, Instuments, Agencies

In order to enable the European Union fully to assume its responsabilities for crisis management, the European Council (Nice, December 2000) decided to establish permanent political and military structures

European Commission - Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection - Vademecum - Civil Protection

The Vademecum gives a general overview of the measures taken by EU Member States as well as at EU level to deal with disasters

European Union - Joint Research Centre - Major Accident Hazards Bureau

The Major Accident Hazards Bureau (MAHB) provides research-based scientific support to the European Community on the formulation, implementation and monitoring of EU policies for the control of major accident hazards, chiefly the Seveso II-Directive, 96/82/EC, concerning the processing and storage of hazardous substances.

Europa - Summaries of Legislation - Civil Protection

Today's societies are more and more vulnerable to all kinds of risks, be they natural or technological, which can have serious environmental consequences. To help address these risks and be prepared to manage the crisis situations to which they can lead, the European Union has set up a mechanism for cooperation on assistance interventions and established programmes for the funding of civil protection measures

EU Exchange of Experts in Civil Protection

EU exchange of experts system is designed to complement a training programme tailored to the needs of civil protection interventions within the framework of the Community Mechanism for civil protection

Evacuation & Shelter
eVACUATE

A holistic scenario –independent, situation-awareness
and
guidance System for sustaining the Active Evacuation Route for large Crowds

Exercising
Realistic Disaster Scenarios

Lloyd’s maintains a set of mandatory Realistic Disaster Scenarios [RDS] to stress test both individual syndicates and the market as a whole. The event scenarios are regularly reviewed to ensure they represent material catastrophe risks

Amputees in Action

Amputees in Action is a unique agency, working independently to provide the UK’s largest directory of trained professional amputee actors for the film and screen industries and for emergency and military services training simulations, both home and abroad

Casualties Union

Those who work on us can learn to overcome the emotional impact of an unpleasant and frightening sight, hone their techniques through the instant feedback we give – we protest if they ‘hurt’ us and are grateful if they ‘help’ us, and in a debrief session when the role-play is over. They often find us scary at the time, but they are grateful for the opportunity to learn by their mistakes made on us, so that they don’t make them on real casualties.

Extra Terrestrials
Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet

European Space Agency, Space Debris

ESA's Space Debris Office offers conjunction event predictions and estimation of collision risks as a service to ESA missions and third parties. Predictions are updated every day, typically covering seven days ahead, using automatically retrieved catalogue data, operational orbit files and environmental data for the orbit propagation

European Space Agency, Space Situational Awareness

Space weather refers to the environmental conditions in Earth's magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere due to the Sun and the solar wind that can influence the functioning and reliability of spaceborne and ground-based systems and services or endanger property or human health

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)

SOHO, the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory, is a project of international collaboration between ESA and NASAto study the Sun from its deep core to the outer corona and the solar wind.

The Spaceguard Centre

The Spaceguard Centre is the National Near Earth Objects Information Centre (NNEOIC), and is the only organisation in the UK dedicated to addressing the hazard of Near Earth Objects

Fire
Department for Communities and Local Government - Fire Safety Law and Guidance for Business

This series brings together all documents relating to Fire safety law and guidance documents for business

Chief Fire Officers Association

The professional voice of the UK fire and rescue service

Flooding
Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Flooding and Coastal Change

This guide sets out detailed information for flood risk management authorities and others involved in managing flood and coastal erosion risks in England

Environment Agency - Climate Ready

Climate Ready provides tools and information to help businesses and other organisations live with the changing climate, now and in the future.

Flood Hazard Research Centre

The Flood Hazard Research Centre (FHRC) is an interdisciplinary centre based at Middlesex University in the School of Science and Technology.

Flood Plan UK

Comprehensive source for information and practical advice on flooding and community engagement

Flood Re

Addressing the problem of affordsble home insurance for flood risk areas, Flood Re reflects the determination of the insurance industry to do all it can to ensure that competitively-priced insurance is available to flood risk households.

Floodlist

FloodList - Reporting floods and flooding news since 2008

Hull Childrens' Flood Project

Relatively few accounts of flooding consider the perspectives of children and young people and the role they might play in building future resilience.

PEARL (Preparing for Extreme and Rare Events in Coastal Regions)

The main goal of PEARL is to develop adaptive, sociotechnical risk management measures and strategies for coastal communities against extreme hydro-meteorological events minimising social, economic and environmental impacts and increasing the resilience of Coastal Regions in Europe.

RISC-KIT

RISC-KIT (2013-2017) is an EU FP7 Collaborative project. RISC-KIT will develop methods, tools and management approaches to reduce risk and increase resilience to low-frequency, high-impact hydro-meteorological events in the coastal zone

SESAME

The Sesame project aims to understand and model the impacts of flooding on the UK’s small businesses and the knock-on effects on the wider economy – and to find ways of encouraging businesses to be better prepared in future.

Susdrain

The community for sustainable drainage

Hazardous Materials
Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards

The Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (CRCE) provides support to the NHS, emergency services and local authorities in dealing with the management and consequences of chemical incidents

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Dangerous Goods

In order to ensure consistency between all these regulatory systems, the United Nations has developed mechanisms for the harmonization of hazard classification criteria and hazard communication tools (GHS) as well as for transport conditions for all modes for transport (TDG). In addition, the UNECE administers regional agreements that ensure the effective implementation of these mechanisms as far as transport of dangerous goods by road, rail and inland waterways is concerned.

Public Health England - Chemical Hazards Compendium

Resource for the public and those professionals responding to chemical incidents, including emergency services and public health professionals

NCEC - Carechem 24

Carechem 24 is a multilingual telephone advice service providing access to a team of trained responders 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year

NCEC

NCEC delivers 24 hour emergency response and fast, up-to-the-minute advice and products setting global standards on emergency response and compliance

European Chemicals Agency

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU's groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness.

Hazardous Installations Directorate

HID's role is the effective regulation of major hazard industries whose products are essential to our everyday life, but where failures in safe management and risk control can lead to catastrophic harm to workers and the public at large

Health
Food Standards Agency Committee on Toxicity

The Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) is an independent scientific committee that provides advice to the Food Standards Agency, the Department of Health and other Government Departments and Agencies on matters concerning the toxicity of chemicals.

COncORDE

The COncORDE project aims to provide a tool that can be used in all member states, irrespective of their local differences, to achieve an EU wide impact in improving coordination of emergency medical response

Pandemic Preparedness

International SOS has been at the forefront of pandemic preparedness since the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2003. This website brings together information and resources relevant for anyone interested in emerging disease threats, through to those who are involved in pandemic planning for their organisation

NHS - Heatwave page

Heat can affect your health more than you might think. Prolonged exposure to hot temperatures can lead to worsening of heart problems, respiratory difficulties and serious health problems, and can also cause heatstroke, which is potentially fatal

Met Office - Heat and Sun (Heatwave)

Extreme heat can force the body into overdrive as it tries to stay cool through perspiration and evaporation. Young children and older people are particularly at risk. Overexposure to sun is equally dangerous, with effects ranging from mild sunburn to skin cancer.

Prehospital Research

Dedicated to promoting and supporting research amongst pre-hospital care providers worldwide

Health Emergency Planning

What the government’s doing about health emergency planning

World Health Organization

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends

World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine

The World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) is a non-operational, non-governmental, multidisciplinary organization whose mission is the global improvement of prehospital and emergency health care, public health, and disaster health and preparedness

UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy

Supporting documents underpinning the UK influenza pandemic preparedness strategy

Health Protection Scotland - Outbreaks & Incidents

Health Protection Scotland has a role in providing support and advice in managing outbreaks and incidents across Scotland in collaboration with NHS boards, Local Authorities and other agencies.

NHS England - Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR)

The NHS needs to plan for, and respond to, a wide range of incidents and emergencies that could affect health or patient care. These could be anything from extreme weather conditions to an outbreak of an infectious disease or a major transport accident. The Civil Contingencies Act (2004) requires NHS organisations, and providers of NHS-funded care, to show that they can deal with such incidents while maintaining services

British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS)

Immediate care is the provision of skilled medical help at the site of an accident or other medical emergency, or in transit.

Health & Safety
CIRAS

We offer a corporate safety net that ensures safety, health or other concerns are captured internally and with CIRAS help, investigated to a successful and satisfactory conclusion. We expertly facilitate a resolution. For members staff, we offer an alternative truly independent confidential reporting line, that staff can speak with us knowing their identify will never be shared

Heritage Protection
Higher Education
Higher Education Business Continuity Network (HEBCoN)

HEBCoN’s mission is to promote and enhance the ability of Higher Education Institutions to identify and manage their risks, withstand and respond to disruptive events; maintaining the delivery of critical services to students through the sharing & promotion of best practice in risk management, emergency planning and business continuity

Android Disaster Resilience Network

ANDROID is an Erasmus academic network that aims to promote co-operation and innovation among European Higher Education to increase society’s resilience to disasters of human and natural origin.

Highways
4x4 Response UK

With increased risk of flooding and extremes of weather and in circumstances where remote locations or uneven terrain are involved the emergency and voluntary services often find themselves without the correct resources. 4x4 Response groups, by one name or another, formally and informally, across the UK have voluntarily provided valuable support in these circumstances.

UK Roads Liaison Group

The UK Roads Liaison Group (UKRLG) brings together national and local government from across the UK to consider roads infrastructure engineering and operations matters

AA Special Operations Response Team

The AA's Special Operations Response Team (AA SORT) was formed following the Gloucester and Tewkesbury floods of 2007 to supplement our main breakdown patrol force in times of severe weather

Highways Agency

The Highways Agency is an Executive Agency of the Department for Tran­port (DfT), and is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving the strategic road network in England on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport

History
National Emergency Services Museum

The mission of the National Emergency Services Museum is to recognize and preserve the heritage of the Emergency Services and its contribution to the community. To promote education of fire and life safety

Humanitarian Assistance
ENTRi

The main focus of ENTRi lies in the preparation and training of civilians that are either going to, or already working in, crisis management missions worldwide

CrisisMappers

The International Network of Crisis Mappers (Crisis Mappers Net) is the largest and most active international community of experts, practitioners, policymakers, technologists, researchers, journalists, scholars, hackers and skilled volunteers engaged at the intersection of humanitarian crises, new technology, crowd-sourcing, and crisis mapping

DH Network

The purpose of the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHNetwork) is to leverage digital networks in support of 21st century humanitarian response

Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction

We’re a Global Network of Civil Society Organisations committed to working together to improve disaster risk reduction policy and practice at every decision-making level. Our strength lies in the commitment, diversity of skills and experience and extensive reach of our membership, particularly at the local level across virtually every region of the world

INFORM

INFORM is a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters. It can support decisions about prevention, preparedness and response

International Rescue Corps

We are a specialist Urban Search and Rescue team responding to natural and man made disasters all over the world using specialist skills and equipment. Our mission is ‘United To Save Life’ and this ethos applies to every action of our volunteer specialists.

International Search & Rescue Advisory Group

INSARAG is a global network of more than 80 countries and organisations under the United Nations umbrella. INSARAG deals with urban search and rescue (USAR) related issues, aiming to establish minimum international standards for USAR teams and methodology for international coordination in earthquake response based on the INSARAG Guidelines endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 57/150 of 2002, on “Strengthening the Effectiveness and Coordination of International Urban Search and Rescue Assistance

Kenyon International

Kenyon International Emergency Services is a crisis and disaster management company. We are the largest of our kind in the world. For more than 100 years we have offered specialist personnel, equipment, systems and advice at incidents, particularly those involving major loss of life

The Sphere Project

The Sphere Project is a voluntary initiative that brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together around a common aim - to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations

Trace the Face

A number of National Red Cross Societies in Europe are publishing more than 500 photos of people looking for their missing relatives in the hope of reconnecting families.

UNDAC

The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) is part of the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies

UNISDR (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction)

Our mandate is to serve as the focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster risk reduction and to ensure synergies among disaster risk reduction activities

Images
Industrial Emergency Planning
Preparing and Responding to Energy Emergencies

This guide gives an outline of the plans and resources available to tackle emergencies which have the potential to affect oil, gas and electricity production and supply, and the civil nuclear establishment. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has a specific role and responsibilities in the event of an emergency - these are explained in detail

Health & Safety Executive, Hazardous Installations Directorate

HID's role is the effective regulation of major hazard industries whose products are essential to our everyday life, but where failures in safe management and risk control can lead to catastrophic harm to workers and the public at large

SIESO (Society for Emergency Services Officers)

SIESO is the professional association for individuals whose interest lies in the prevention of industrial or commercial accidents, and in the planning for and response to them. It is a not-for-profit organisation

Information Sharing
Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing

Information sharing is crucial to the success of public service transformation, but capacity or cultural issues can often obstruct lasting change

Insurance
Flood Re

Addressing the problem of home insurance for flood risk areas, Flood Re reflects the determination of the insurance industry to do all it can to ensure that competitively-priced insurance is available to flood risk households

Ireland
MEM.IE

This website
provides information on the Framework for Major Emergency
Management in Ireland.

Law
Sixth Form Law - Duty of Care

List of cases under the law of Tort regarding negligence of the duty of care

EUR-Lex

EU law and other public EU documents

Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR)

ICLR is a not for profit organisation that was established in 1865 as the authorised publisher of the official series of The Law Reports for the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales

Local Authorities
Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)

COSLA, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, is the representative voice of Scottish local government and also acts as the employers’ association on behalf of all 32 Scottish Councils

Local Government Association

The LGA is the national voice of local government. We work with councils to support, promote and improve local government

Local Resilience Forums
Mapping
Magic

The MAGIC website provides authoritative geographic information about the natural environment from across government. The information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain. It is presented in an interactive map which can be explored using various mapping tools that are included

Ordnance Survey ( Emergency Services page)

Ordnance Survey data is key to the work of the emergency services and emergency health professionals. From highly detailed street-level mapping to an accurate overview of a region, our digital geographic data provides vital location intelligence

Maritime
Maritime Sector

We regulate vessels in UK waters, working with industry and international colleagues setting standards for maritime safety and security.

Maritime Accident Investigation Branch

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board UK ships worldwide, and other ships in UK territorial waters

Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Our vision is to be the best maritime safety organisation in the world, committed to Safer Lives, Safer Ships, Cleaner Seas.

National Coastwatch

The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) is an entirely voluntary organisation keeping a visual watch along UK shores

Mass Fatalities
Human Tissue Authority, Guidance on Temporary Body Storage

To help those preparing for a pandemic situation, the HTA has produced guidance on temporary body storage arrangements and licensing requirements

Human Tissue Authority, Emergency Mortuaries

Information for regional resilience teams on licensing of emergency mortuaries

Media
Connecting in a Crisis

Broadcasters play an important role in communications during a crisis

National Security
Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure

CPNI protects national security by providing protective security advice. Our advice covers physical security, personnel security and cyber security/information assurance

Cyber Security

What the government’s doing about cyber security

European Commission, Security

The specific objective of this area is to foster secure European societies in a context of unprecedented transformations and growing global interdependencies and threats, while strengthening the European culture of freedom and justice

European Union Agency for Network and Information Security

The objective is to make ENISA’s web site the European ‘hub’ for exchange of information, best practices and knowledge in the field of Information Security. This web site is an access point to the EU Member States and other actors in this field. 'ENISA- Securing Europe's Information Society'

National Counter Terrorism Security Office

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) is a police unit and forms part of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Protect and Prepare. The unit is co-located within the Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI.)

National Security and Intelligence

The National Security Secretariat provides coordination on security and intelligence issues of strategic importance across government. Separately, the Joint Intelligence Organisation produces independent all-source assessments on issues of national security and foreign policy importance. By supporting the work of the National Security Council and the Joint Intelligence Committee respectively, they provide advice on these issues to the Prime Minister and other senior ministers.

Project Griffin

Brings together and coordinates the resources of the police, emergency services, local authorities, business and the private sector security industry.

Protecting the UK Against Terrorism

The Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, in the Home Office, works to counter the threat from terrorism. Their work is covered in the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST

Security Service MI5

The Security Service is responsible for "protecting the UK against threats to national security from espionage, terrorism and sabotage, from the activities of agents of foreign powers, and from actions intended to overthrow or undermine parliamentary democracy by political, industrial or violent means."

Natural Hazards
Natural Hazard Partnership

The Natural Hazards Partnership, established in 2011, provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK.

Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland, Civil Contingencies

The aim of the Civil Contingencies Policy Branch (CCPB) is to promote the development of emergency planning and response arrangements within the NI public sector to ensure that an efficient and effective response can be made to assist the public during and in the aftermath of an emergency affecting all, or a large part, of Northern Ireland

Nuclear
UK Radioactive Waste Inventory

Information in the Inventory helps the UK to plan safe and efficient management routes, with high standards of protection for people and the environment

European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG)

The European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) is an independent, authoritative expert body created in 2007 following a decision of the European Commission.

International Atomic Energy Agency

The IAEA is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field

Office for Nuclear Regulation

The Office for Nuclear Regulation’s mission is to provide efficient and effective regulation of the nuclear industry

Public Health England, Radiation

PHE's Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards provides expert advice on all aspects of radiological protection

Radioactive Incident Monitoring

This series brings together all documents relating to Radioactive incident monitoring

Pipelines
Health & Safety Executive, Pipelines Health and Safety

Onshore and offshore pipelines are an economic way of transporting large volumes of hazardous and non-hazardous substances across, into and out of the UK

United Kingdom Onshore Pipeline Operators' Association

UKOPA (the United Kingdom Onshore Pipeline Operators’ Association) is the authoritative industry body behind this essential energy infrastructure

Police
Civil Nuclear Constabulary

The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) has a very exclusive role. Positioned between providing protection for civil nuclear licensed sites and safe-guarding nuclear materials, nuclear site operators, policing and nuclear regulators as well as interlinking with Home Office forces, the CNC has a policing responsibility with a difference

National Police Chiefs' Council

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) helps the police cut crime and keep the public safe by joining up the operational response to the most serious and strategic threats

Pollution
Marine Management Organisation

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has been established to make a significant contribution to sustainable development in the marine area and to promote the UK government’s vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas

International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Ltd (ITOPF)

ITOPF is a not-for-profit organisation established on behalf of the world's shipowners to promote an effective response to marine spills of oil, chemicals and other hazardous substances

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Airborne Hazards Emergency Response Service

The main aim of the service is to protect the public in the event of a significant air pollution incident by providing interpreted and informed scientific advice on airborne hazards to Health Protection Scotland (HPS).

Private Sector Role
ARISE

Arise stands for the UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies. Arise is a UNISDR-led network of private sector entities, whose members voluntarily commit to align with the Sendai Framework

UNISDR Privare Sector pages

UNISDR has worked with the private sector for over five years. In the fall of 2015, after the international community adopted the Sendai Framework, several UNISDR private sector initiatives, namely the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG), the Private Sector Partnership (PSP) and the R!SE Initiative, were merged to create the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE).

Public Safety
European Convention on Spectator Violence

The Council of Europe actively fights against spectator violence, particularly in football

Local Authority Event Organisers' Group

LAEOG UK is the only Events Association run by Local Authorities for Events Organisers working within Local Authorities

Protecting crowded places from terrorism

These documents provide advice on increasing the protection of crowded places from a terrorist attack

Rail
Office of Rail Regulation (ORR)

We are improving the safety, value and performance of railways and roads, today and in the future

Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is the independent railway accident investigation organisation for the UK. It investigates railway accidents and incidents on the UK's railways to improve safety, not to establish blame

Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)

Through research, analysis, and insight RSSB supports our members and stakeholders to deliver a​ safer, more efficient and sustainable rail system​​

Recovery
Research
Centre for Critical and Major Incidents (CAMI)

The Centre for Critical and Major Incidents (CAMI) is a world leading research group that helps organisations prepare for complex, unique events

The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence

CSTPV is dedicated to the study of the determinants, manifestations and consequences of terrorism and other forms of political violence. In addition, CSTPV investigates the responses of states, civil society and international organisations to violent modes of waging conflict.

Cranfield University, Centre for International Security and Resilience

The Centre for International Security and Resilience (CISR) is the focal point for all Security and Resilience capabilities within Cranfield University. Our mission is to enable the development of more secure and resilient societies through the provision of high quality research, education, training, and consultancy.

European Risk Research Network (York Management School)

The ERRN was established in 2006 with the aim of stimulating cross disciplinary research in the area of risk management and providing an exceptional training ground for the next generation of academic researchers, regulators and practitioners

European Severe Storms Laboratory

The European Severe Storms Laboratory's mission is to make Europe more resilient to severe weather

Flood Hazard Research Centre

The Flood Hazard Research Centre (FHRC) is an interdisciplinary centre based at Middlesex University in the School of Science and Technology.

Natural Hazards Center

The mission of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder is to advance and communicate knowledge on hazards mitigation and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Nottingham University Emergency Services Research Unit

The Emergency Services Research Unit (ESRU), in the Division of Psychology at NTU, not only conducts award winning research but also provides teaching, training, and consultancy for the emergency services and allied organisations.

Prehospital Research

Dedicated to promoting and supporting research amongst pre-hospital care providers worldwide

Tornado and Storm Research Organisation

The Tornado and Storm Research Organisation or 'TORRO' is a privately supported research body, serving the national and international public interest

United States - National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security

Established in 2006, The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi is the world leader in addressing potential threats and risks to the safety and security of sporting events.

University of Delaware, Disaster Research Center

With almost fifty years of experience, we are widely recognized as one of the pioneering institutions in the area of disaster research. In particular, we are known for our insights into human behavioral and social scientific issues; for the development of new research methodologies; for our commitment to graduate and undergraduate research training; and for our portfolio of over six-hundred field studies in the aftermath of disasters, catastrophes, and community crises

Reservoirs
Environment Agency, Prepare a Reservoir Flood Emergency Plan

Guidance for reservoir owners, operators and local authorities to prepare their reservoir flood emergency plans

British Dam Society

The safety of reservoirs is of paramount importance to the British Dam Society and is a key driving force behind many of the meetings, events and research undertaken by the society

Risk
Lloyd's City Risk Index 2015-2025

Lloyd’s City Risk Index 2015-2025 analyses, for the first time, the potential impact on the economic output (GDP@Risk) of 301 of the world’s major cities from 18 manmade and natural threats

IFRIMA

The International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations (IFRIMA) is the international umbrella organization for risk management associations, representing 23 organizations and over 30 countries around the world

Society for Risk Analysis Europe

The Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) is an interdisciplinary society which addresses emerging issues in risk analysis, management and policy

Global Risk Forum

Through its various activities GRF Davos aims at serving as a centre of knowledge and know-how exchange for the application of contemporary risk management strategies, tools and practical solutions

World Institute for Disaster Risk Management

DRM is a network for applied research, implementation, and dissemination in the field of disaster risk management. It is an initiative of the Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in conjunction with the ProVention Consortium of the World Bank

Federation of European Risk management Associations (FERMA)

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) exists to lead and enhance the effective practice of risk management, risk financing and insurance

Alarm

Alarm, the public risk management association is a membership organisation for risk practitioners across all professions within public service organisations

5 Steps to Risk Assessment

This leaflet aims to help you assess health and safety risks in the workplace

Schools & Children
For Children
Adventure Activities Licensing

Adventure activities licensing ensures that activity providers follow good safety management practices

(Schools) Emergency Planning and Response

How schools and other educational settings should plan for and deal with emergencies, including severe weather and floods

Scotland
Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)

COSLA, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, is the representative voice of Scottish local government and also acts as the employers’ association on behalf of all 32 Scottish Councils

Ready Scotland - Local Plans and Good Practice

Communities across Scotland are coming together to get ready for all kinds of emergencies, some examples are detailed below. Why not Let us know if you or an organisation you are involved with have been working with the community to prepare for and respond to emergencies

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

We protect the environment and human health through the work of our 1,300 employees who cover a range of specialist areas including chemistry, ecology, environmental regulation, hydrology, engineering, quality control, planning, communications, business support and management functions

Scottish Fire Service College

The Scottish Fire Service College exists to provide a central workforce development resource for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Scottish Resilience Development Service (ScoRDS)

ScoRDS (Scottish Resilience Development Service) supports the resilience community by providing learning and development to enhance the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for effective multi-agency emergency planning, response and recovery

Security
Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications

CSSC stands for Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications. It represents a partnership between, the Police, Government and industry that brings businesses and business networks together to ensure businesses receive the information they need, when they need it, to stay safe and secure

City Security and Resilience Networks (CSARN)

We are the leading UK based business security and resilience membership network. Bringing together public and private sector leaders, as a not-for-profit enterprise, CSARN is an award winning business security and staff safety advisory service.

Severe Weather
RAIN Project

RAIN contributes to minimising the impact of extreme weather events on transport, energy and telecommunication networks

European Severe Storms Laboratory

The European Severe Storms Laboratory's mission is to make Europe more resilient to severe weather

Societies
Emergency Planning Society

For professionals dealing with emergency planning, crisis and disaster management the Society offers a unique framework for promoting the interests of its members

International Association of CIP Professionals

As an Association we aim to deliver discussion and innovation – on many of the serious Infrastructure – Protection – Management and Security Issue challenges – facing both Industry and Governments

SIESO

SIESO is the professional association for individuals whose interest lies in the prevention of industrial or commercial accidents, and in the planning for and response to them

Statistics
Disaster Data & Statistics

Page from PreventionWeb

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Disaster Statistics

Systematic disaster data collection and analysis can be used to inform policy decisions to help reduce disaster risks and build resilience

Structural Safety
Structural Safety

This is a new version of the site designed to include participation by national organisations interested in Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety

Survivor Support Groups
Disaster Action

Disaster Action’s website provides resources and information for the bereaved and survivors of major disasters that occur in the UK and overseas

Tsunami Support UK

To help provide support for families and individuals in the UK affected by the catastrophic South East Asian Earthquake and the resulting Tsunami of December 26th 2004

Terrorism
Transport
Managing the Risk to Transport…

The government needs to protect people and transport infrastructure while allowing transport systems to operate efficiently and effectively. We do this by managing the risk of terrorist attack on our transport systems.

ShipAIS

A group of ShipPlotter enthusiasts bring you live vessel movements from around the UK derived from AIS data

UK Roads Liaison Group

The UK Roads Liaison Group (UKRLG) brings together national and local government from across the UK to consider roads infrastructure engineering and operations matters

AA Special Operations Response Team

The AA's Special Operations Response Team (AA SORT) was formed following the Gloucester and Tewkesbury floods of 2007 to supplement our main breakdown patrol force in times of severe weathe

Highways England

The Highways Agency is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT), and is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving the strategic road network in England on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport

Civil Aviation Authority - Human Factors

An effective aviation safety system requires a proactive and coherent approach to human performance in partnership with the UK aviation industry. This is brought into sharper focus when considering the opportunities that exist to contribute to International and European rulemaking and guidance material in a manner that seeks to preserve and enhance safety performance

Civil Aviation Authority - Flying Displays

Civil Flying Displays are regulated by the CAA under the Air Navigation Order.

Air Accidents InvestigationBranch

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is part of the Department for Transport and is responsible for the investigation of civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents within the UK and its overseas territories

Video
Disasters Channel

YouTube Channel on disasters

Volunteering
4x4 Response UK

With increased risk of flooding and extremes of weather and in circumstances where remote locations or uneven terrain are involved the emergency and voluntary services often find themselves without the correct resources. 4x4 Response groups, by one name or another, formally and informally, across the UK have voluntarily provided valuable support in these circumstances.

British Red Cross

We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

Emergency Aid

Emergency Aid is a 'Gateway' organisation that makes available the capabilities and resources the business and voluntary communities have to our partners for use in emergencies

How Volunteer Agencies Can Help in Emergencies

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting the delivery of public services, whether it is in the community, health service or in schools. In the case of civil protection, a wide range of voluntary organisations, both at the local and national level, play an important role in preparing for and responding to emergencies by supporting statutory agencies

Joint Civil Aid Corps

We are a volunteer Civil Aid organisation aimed at supporting our communities in times of need or disaster

Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network (RAYNET)

RAYNET, The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network is the UK’s national voluntary communications service provided for the community by licensed radio amateurs.

Salvation Army

As a Christian church with a strong social conscience, we seek to alleviate distress wherever it is found and to fulfil a crucial role during and after a major emergency

UK Civil Air Patrol "Sky Watch"

Our Mission is "To promote for the benefit of the public, and the preservation and protection of people and property, the use of aerial observation over land and water to identify situations where people and property are at risk and then reporting such incidents to and working with the statutory emergency services and other such bodies as deemed appropriate".

Wales
Warning & Informing
National Steering Committee on Warning and Informing the Public

NSCWIP is the UK’s primary independent group that offers advice to the Cabinet Office on best practice for warning and informing the public during an emergency or major incident

Water
Safe Water

The SAFEWATER project aims to develop a comprehensive and pragmatic platform to manage the safety and security of drinking water, reducing the time to react and effectively respond to a crisis.

Drinking Water Inspectorate

The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) was formed in 1990 to provide independent reassurance that water supplies in England and Wales are safe and drinking water quality is acceptable to consumers

Electronic Journals
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Australian Journal of Emergency Management

The Australian Journal of Emergency Management (AJEM) is produced each quarter. Articles for AJEM are encouraged from contributors nationally and internationally and academic articles are peer reviewed, following a double blind refereeing process

BMC Emergency Medicine

BMC Emergency Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all urgent and emergency aspects of medicine, in both practice and basic research

City Security Magazine

Our aim is to promote best security practice and to keep businesses informed on a variety of security-related issues with articles written by well-respected leaders in the security industry

Impact Newsletter

Impact is published quarterly by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management on topics of interest to the civil defence emergency management sector

International Journal of Disaster Risk Science

International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (IJDRS) is a fully sponsored, peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It addresses theoretical and methodological issues in all areas of disaster risk science: emergency response technology and risk management; risk governance policies and regulations. Coverage includes case studies and research comparing responses to major disasters worldwide

Journal of Disaster Risk Studies

Jàmbá (meaning disaster in Yoruba) is a trans-disciplinary publication in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction, aimed at serving as a platform for discussion and debate in this relatively new study field. The journal publishes research papers, opinion pieces, practitioner papers and book reviews

Natural Hazards Observer

The Natural Hazards Observer covers disaster issues, recent disaster management and education programs, hazards research, political and policy developments, resources and Web sites, upcoming conferences, and recent publications