The University Emergency Management Plan
The University Emergency Management Plan (UEMP) operates at an institution-wide level. It can be invoked directly in response to a major or widespread incident or as the result of a local management team asking for help in responding to an emergency. The format of the UEMP adopts the principles of Gold (Strategic), Silver (Tactical) and Bronze (Operational) levels of response to any emergency, enabling it to mirror the procedures used by the emergency services and local authorities in the event of an emergency. This will allow better coordination with those external agencies in the event of a major incident.
Departments, buildings and Non School Institutions have their own Emergency Action Plans consistent with, and complementary to, the University Emergency Management Plan.
The following documents are used by the University's Silver Team and may be helpful to departmental Silver Teams.
- Fast Time Actions - sets out important early key decisions to make in an emergency
- Dynamic Risk Assessment - provides a template for recording decisions about risk
- Agenda - a template agenda for Silver Team meetings
- Incident Log - a template for recording events as they occur
The Risk Steering Committee (RSC) is responsible for overseeing arrangements for emergency management and continuity planning on behalf of the Council. The Risk Steering Committee receives an annual report summarising the outcome of the review and testing of the local EAPs.
Robust risk management practices may help prevent crises occurring in the first place. The University provides detailed guidance on risk management.