National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan Order 2005

  • revoked
  • National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan Order 2005: revoked, on 1┬áDecember 2015, by clause 5 of the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan Order 2015 (LI 2015/140).
53 Nationwide levels of civil defence emergency management operation

(1)

The following are the 5 indicative levels of civil defence emergency management operation and the co-ordination or support (or both) required for each:

(a)

level 1: single-agency incidents with on-site co-ordination:

(b)

level 2: multi-agency incidents with on-site, local co-ordination; these are managed by the incident controller of the relevant lead agency:

(c)

level 3: a multi-agency emergency led by an agency other than a CDEM Group, or a state of local emergency at below CDEM Group-level (district or ward); at this level, CDEM Group support and co-ordination will be required and may be monitored by the National Controller:

(d)

level 4: a multi-agency emergency with more significant consequences than in level 3; co-ordination may be required between agencies or areas or both; CDEM Group-level support and co-ordination is required; the actual or potential need for a declaration of a state of local emergency by a CDEM Group requires consideration; national monitoring will occur and national support is available:

(e)

level 5: a state of national emergency exists or the civil defence emergency is of national significance; at this level, co-ordination by the National Controller will be required.

(2)

Local arrangements continue to operate throughout all levels.

(3)

The Director or National Controller can use NCMC facilities at any time to monitor or support a civil defence emergency irrespective of the CDEM Group level of operation.

(4)

National agency cluster groups will be activated, to a level required to support the civil defence emergency, at the direction of the National Controller.