Tolley's Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management

Tolley's Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management

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The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 modernised the UK's approach to disaster and emergency management, taking into account the kinds of threats the country faces in the 21st century, including terrorist threats and threats to the environment. This third edition of the Tolley's Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management has been fully updated to cover the topics and themes reflected in the Act, and collates all the key components of disaster and emergency planning for both the public and the private sector, covering both man-made and natural disasters. Written from a UK practitioner's point of view, using case studies and examples, it helps readers to understand and formulate disaster and emergency policies and systems for their workplace. Its practical approach will help organizations to ensure business continuity and safeguard the health and safety of their staff in the event of a disaster. The new edition has been updated in line with the latest legislation: * Civil Contingencies Act 2004 * Amendment to the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations * Corporate Manslaughter Bill * Shows how to minimise the potential damage of disasters in the public and private sectors in all industries * Includes all the latest relevant UK legislation including the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 * Individual chapters written by leading practitioners in their field22 August 1985: A Boeing 737a€“200 with 130 passengers plus crew suffered an engine fire at take-off in Manchester. The flight crew aborted but by the time the aircraft turned off the runway, the blaze was already intense. Aviation ... Pilot training now includes action to take ifa ground fire occurs a€“ turn so the fire is downwind.

Title:Tolley's Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management
Author: Tony Moore (MPhil.), Raj Lakha
Publisher:Routledge - 2006

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