What is an emergency?

Emergencies include:

  • an event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare, for example: loss of human life, human illness or injury, homelessness, damage to property, disruption of a supply of money, food, water, energy or fuel, disruption of a system of communication, disruption of facilities for transport, or disruption of services relating to health.
  • an event or situation which threatens serious damage to the environment, for example: contamination of land, water or air with biological, chemical or radio-active matter, or disruption or destruction of plant life or animal life.
  • war, or terrorism.

What is Waverley's role?

As a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, our role includes:

  • Support to the Emergency Services on their request
  • Assistance to people in distress, eg emergency feeding, sandbags
  • Evacuation Centres
  • Risk assessment of community threats and associated emergency plans
  • Business Continuity advice to businesses
  • Restoration and maintenance of borough services
  • Control and co-ordination of the various elements of the borough's services
  • Liaison and co-operation with other civil emergency partners
  • Warning and informing the public.

Updates during an emergency

During any major incident, we will post the latest emergency information and regular updates on this website and on our social media channels.

Page owner: Laura Moyano . Last updated: 24/11/2016 14:52