“Hope for the best. Plan for the worst” A train crash, an industrial accident, flooding, or a terrorist attack. We all hope that these things never happen, and we do everything we can to prevent them. But when something does go wrong, having a plan to respond effectively is vital.
The Civil Contingencies Service co-ordinates the development and maintenance of plans and procedures to ensure the council can respond effectively to emergencies affecting the borough. These plans and procedures are then tested through exercises, and people trained to carry them out.
We also work with community groups and the voluntary sector to help deliver greater individual and community resilience.
The Wigan Council Emergency Plan for Major Incidents is a generic document detailing how we will initially mobilise and co-ordinate our response to an incident.
You can download the document here: Download Wigan Emergency Plan for Major Incidents (.pdf, 606kb), Or contact the Civil Contingencies Service (see below) who can send you a copy by post.
The Council also maintains plans for specific departments, for example the ‘Adult Services Emergency Plan’, and for specific emergencies, for example the ‘Wigan Council Flood Warning Response Plan’.
For advice about making yourself prepared, visit the “Preparing for Emergencies” (External link) website.