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The Civil Contingencies Act

Local authorities have a number of duties placed on them by the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) (Scotland) Regulations 2005.

The Civil Contingencies Act is a framework that places several duties on local authorities to:

  • assess the risks of an emergency occurring and publish a Community Risk Register
  • prepare and maintain contingency plans to make sure we can respond effectively to an emergency
  • co-operate with other agencies to develop multi-agency emergency response
  • warn and inform the public
  • provide advice to the public
  • prepare and maintain plans to ensure continuity of our services during emergencies
  • promote business continuity to local businesses

To enable the council to meet its obligations under the above Act many organisations work in partnership to address any emergency planning issues including, but not limited to:

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