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).

General warnings

60 Objective

(1)

The objective is to issue warnings so that local authorities, agencies, and people can take action to reduce loss of life, injury, and damage.

(2)

Warnings about predictable events (for example, severe weather, volcanic eruption, tsunami) are to be given as quickly as practicable.

(3)

For unpredictable events like earthquakes, where warning is not possible, the objective is to inform emergency response by providing assessments of the likely impact on any affected areas.

(4)

The responsibility for issuing warnings rests with the agency that through its normal function is involved with the identification and analysis of the particular hazard or threat (see Appendix 1).

(5)

Relevant government agencies, CDEM Groups, local authorities, and lifeline utilities must maintain arrangements to respond to warnings.