The Board considered a report of the Strategic Director, Enterprise, Community and Resources, which provided an update on the work undertaken by the Emergency Planning team during the last year.
Members received a presentation which highlighted the teams statutory duties to comply with the following legislation:
· the Civil Contingencies Act 2004;
· Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations (COMAH) 2015; and
· Major Accident Hazard Pipeline (MAHP) Regulations 1996
Members noted that key plans were in place to ensure resilience within Halton which were regularly tested, public reassurances, examples of risks to Halton, details of the exercises that take place at COMAH sites in the borough, information on Emergency Centres and the work the Emergency Planning team carried out with partner agencies both within Cheshire and Cross-Border and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Details of those incidents that the team had been involved in since February 2019 were provided to the Board. In addition, the Board was advised on an Asbestos training event which would be held in partnership with Cheshire Fire in March and any member who wished to attend should contact Michelle Cotgreave.
RESOLVED: That the report be noted.