Patrick Cunningham Civil Protection
 

Local Authorities

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We have worked successfully with Councils to provide:

TESTS AND EXERCISES to validate
 BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANS and EMERGENCY PLANS 

BENEFITS

  • Low cost compared to other providers
  • Identification of gaps in your resilience
  • Improved plans
  • Opportunities for staff to practice emergency roles
  • Confidence in your plans and your staff’s ability to carry them out
  • Opportunities for team building
  • Meet statutory requirements
  • Post exercise reports

We can provide:

  • Plan audit tests
  • Walk through tests
  • Talk through tests
  • Tabletop exercises
  • Live exercises
  • No-notice exercises
  • Emergency Control Centre assessments

Contact Patrick now on 07711 022890 or email patrick@civilprotection.co.uk for a price and more information.
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STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL RESPONSE TRAINING

BENEFITS

  • Low cost training saves you thousands of pounds compared to other providers
  • Training takes place at your Council to save time and expense
  • 3 hour fast-paced training module saves staff time without cutting down on anything you need to know  
  • Strategic and Tactical Teams learn together to ensure mutual understanding of roles
  • Training centred on your Council’s organisational culture and needs  
  • We give you easy-to-understand tools to make quick strategic and tactical decisions
  • Training tailored to your Council’s generic Major Incident Plan
  • We give you tips on how to work well with the emergency services 
  • Training aligned to National Occupational Standards for responding at the strategic (gold) level and tactical (silver) level

Contact Patrick now on 07711 022890 or email patrick@civilprotection.co.uk for a price and more information.
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OFFICER ON CALL TRAINING

BENEFITS

  • Low cost training for your on call staff
  • Training takes place at your Council to save time and expense
  • 3 hour fast-paced training module saves staff time without cutting down on anything you need to know  
  • FREE independent assessment of your call-out scheme
  • Training tailored to your own individual Council Call Out Scheme
  • Training that prepares your staff personally and professionally for being on call
  • Training that prepares your staff for the expectations of the emergency services and other partner organisations

Contact Patrick now on 07711 022890 or email patrick@civilprotection.co.uk for a price and more information.
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LOGGIST TRAINING

BENEFITS

  • Low cost training saves you thousands of pounds compared to other providers
  • Training takes place at your Council to save time and expense
  • Training aligned to your own Council’s Logging System
  • 2 hour fast-paced training module saves staff time without cutting down on anything you need to know  
  • Training module can take place three times in one day
  • Ensure your loggist staff know the importance of keeping an operational log
  • Ensure your staff know the differences between individual and team logs

Contact Patrick now on 07711 022890 or email patrick@civilprotection.co.uk for a price and more information.
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ELECTED MEMBER TRAINING FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY

In these times of reduced budgets, coupled with the loss of experienced emergency response staff which has affected many Councils, this short two hour session focuses on the very important role of the Elected Member before, during and after emergencies.

BENEFITS

  • Low cost training saves you thousands of pounds compared to other providers
  • Training takes place at your Council to save time and expense
  • Training takes place in collaboration with your in-house emergency planning staff
  • 2 hour fast-paced training module saves Elected Member time without cutting down on anything you need to know  
  • Training can take place in the morning, afternoon or evening as required
  • Training module can take place three times in one day if required
  • Ensure your Elected Members are aware of the vulnerabilities their Council has in terms of risk and in terms of planning and operational resource 
  • Ensure your Elected Members have a sound understanding of the Role of Elected Members before, during and after emergencies

Contact Patrick now on 07711 022890 or email patrick@civilprotection.co.uk for a price and more information.
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BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANS

BENEFITS:

  • A full set of business continuity plans for every service area of the Council
  • An overarching Corporate business continuity plan
  • An underpinning business continuity policy document
  • All Plans fully aligned with BS 25999
  • Plans created by an experienced Local Authority business continuity expert
  • Enthusiastic engagement of staff in all service areas in the process
  • Increased organizational awareness and ownership of business continuity
  • Protection against unforeseen service interruptions
  • No-fuss prioritization of services
  • Spin-off improvements to any existing specific Business Continuity Plans (e.g. IT Disaster Recovery Plan)
  • Spin-off improvements to existing business processes
  • Awareness training for up to 80 staff as Plans are produced
  • Establishment of non-onerous Plan Maintenance process
  • Council - orientated process
  • Very quick results (within 3 months of start-of-process)
  • Mentoring of in-house staff along the way so Council retains expertise when Plan creation project completed
  • Improved staff morale as BCM becomes realistic, interesting, challenging and relevant to your staff and to their own welfare
  • Thousands of pounds of savings in consultancy fees – phone Patrick now on 07711 022890 for a quick estimate – you won’t believe our low-cost price for Local Authorities

Patrick’s 3 point value for money Business Continuity Planning guarantee:

1. A complete set of business continuity plans for your trust in less than 3 months

2. Save thousands of pounds in expensive consultancy fees

3. Overcomes the ten biggest obstacles to business continuity management in councils

Contact Patrick now on 07711 022890 or email patrick@civilprotection.co.uk for a price and more information.

10 biggest obstacles to BCM in Councils

  1. Too difficult to achieve resilience in Councils
  2. False starts
  3. Difficulties in engaging staff
  4. Too time-consuming
  5. Too much boring jargon
  6. No plan templates that work for hospitals
  7. Can’t afford in-house expertise
  8. Business continuity consultants too private–sector-orientated
  9. Business continuity consultants too expensive
  10. Too difficult to get plans to dovetail with major incident plan
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MAJOR INCIDENT PLANS

BENEFITS

  • An improved Major Incident Plan for your Council
  • An improved set of linked plans and arrangements
  • Confidence that your Major Incident Plan will work
  • Assurance that your Major Incident Plan conforms to all Government guidance

Does your Council need a major incident plan? Is your current plan out-of-date and perhaps not fit for purpose? Or maybe you would like the plan reviewed to ensure it’s of the highest possible quality, meets government expectations, and actually helps your staff to respond to a major incident?

We provide the following services:

  • Creation of Major Incident Plan from scratch.
  • Document review of current plans and arrangements at low cost  (less than £300)
  • Testing and exercising of your plan – see tests and exercises

Contact Patrick now on 07711 022890 or email patrick@civilprotection.co.uk for a price and more information.
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INDEPENDENT RESILIENCE HEALTH CHECK

We are experienced at acting as the ‘Critical Friend’ to Councils, auditing your  current resilience arrangements (either in whole or in part), and providing honest confidential assessments, constructive criticism, gap analysis, and realistic advice for improvements. Suitable for Councils wishing to double check existing arrangements to ensure they meet legislative or auditing requirements, or as part of a restructuring process or strategic management review.

BENEFITS

  • Independent assessment of current provision against requirements of Civil Contingencies Act, supporting guidance, BS25999 for Business Continuity, and other published standards.
  • Highlighting of good practice achieved by the organisation
  • Identification of any gaps in performance, along with recommendations for improvement
  • Gathering of evidence for any future official audits
  • Assessment of correct resource levels for Civil Contingencies
  • Clear and concise report
  • Confidential service
  • Change management advice

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