Emergency Planning/management Officer

Emergency Planning/management Officer Job Description

Emergency Planning/management Officers Play A Key Role In Planning For, Protecting And Maintaining Public Safety. Emergency Planning Professionals Work As Part Of A Team To Anticipate And Respond To Threats To Public Safety, Such As Acts Of Terrorism, Natural Disasters, Epidemics And Major Industrial Accidents.

 The Key Areas Of Work Are:

  • emergency Planning And Management;
  • business Continuity Management.
There Are Distinct Career Routes Within Emergency Planning And Management And Business Continuity Management. Most People Choose One Of These As A Specialist Area In Which To Develop A Career, With Scope For A Possible Move Into Another Area After Gaining Experience

Emergency Planning/management Officer Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • responding to emergencies, such as natural disasters, and assessing the situation and level of response required;
  • communicating with emergency services and other bodies in the event of an emergency;
  • helping to coordinate the response of all non-emergency service organisations;
  • completing risk assessments for a diverse range of sites, such as chemical factories, nuclear factories, city centres and major sporting venues;
  • analysing and planning for potential risks, such as outbreaks of infections or disease, technical failure of electricity networks, major gas leaks and severe weather conditions;
  • acting as duty officer as part of a 24-hour duty system, responding to emergency situations as they arise;
  • liaising with the police, fire services, and the army;
  • giving presentations on a wide range of topics at conferences and other events;
  • working with a range of agencies to ensure that normal support for local communities continues in the event of an emergency;
  • supporting the recovery of local communities to their pre-incident state;
  • delivering safety training to staff in local authorities, businesses, voluntary agencies and other organisations;
  • raising awareness of public safety issues through attending events, developing information and delivering special projects;
  • writing and implementing safety development plans and reports;
  • providing advice and consultancy to businesses to ensure that they can carry on functioning in the event of an emergency;
  • preparing and conducting safety exercises;
  • developing new policies and procedures in response to government legislation.

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