It is made up of two parts covering Local Arrangements for Civil Protection (Part 1) and Emergency Powers (Part 2).
Part 1 directs most of the work done by Wigan Council Civil Contingencies Service and fellow responding agencies, in order to carry out the duties imposed by the Act, which are to:
- Assess the risk of emergencies occurring and use this to inform contingency planning;
- Put in place emergency plans;
- Put in place Business Continuity Management arrangements;
- Put in place arrangements to make information available to the public about civil protection matters and maintain arrangements to warn, inform and advise the public in the event of an emergency;
- Share information with other local responders to enhance co-ordination;
- Co-operate with other local responders to enhance co-ordination and efficiency; and
- Provide advice and assistance to businesses and voluntary organisations about business continuity management.
Part 2 describes the framework for using special legislative measures which might be necessary to deal with the effects of the most serious emergencies.
For more information, download this short guide to the Act; Short Guide to the CCA (.pdf, 329kb)
Or visit the UK Resilience website (External link).