This plan has been prepared in consultation with all recipients and reflects the corporate approach to Integrated Emergency Management (IEM).
In the Police Scotland area, the overarching responsibility for ensuring effective management of civil protection measures resides within West of Scotland Regional Resilience Partnership (WoSRRP), as required by the Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) 2004. The Group membership consists of Category 1 and Category 2 responders, the former pertaining to the emergency services, local authorities, National Health Service (NHS) boards and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). Category 2 responders include utilities, telecommunications and transport organisations.
In general terms, the WoSRRP aims to ensure effective management of multi-agency preparation and response to emergencies which may have a significant impact within the WoSRRP area. The WoSRRP will achieve this by promoting sound partnership working, developing a united emergency management framework to ensure that all partners are prepared for response to any emergency.
It will further endeavour to fulfil its civil contingencies responsibilities by following the concepts of resilience, underpinned by IEM as contained within Preparing Scotland.
Whilst the plan sets out arrangements for dealing with a major emergency at the site, and the main requirements of responding agencies, it will be necessary for detailed/complementary instructions to be promulgated internally within agencies.