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Emergency planning

Our Emergency Planning service is in place to make sure that we are able to respond to any incident in a swift, combined and controlled manner. We work with the emergency services and Derbyshire County Council's Emergency Planning Team using a joined up, county wide approach.

Preparing emergency plans

We have multi agency and local plans in place to deal with major incidents. The plans are regularly revised, exercised and updated.

Can anyone see the plans?

No, the plans contain personal details of persons who will be required in the event of a major incident.

What constitutes a major incident?

An emergency is defined as:-

  • An event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare and/or the   environment; or
  • War, or terrorism, which threatens serious damage to security.
  • Examples of major incidents include:-
  • Natural disasters such as floods and storms
  • Pollution i.e. spillages, radioactive substances, toxic gases

Finding out more

To read more about what measures are in place, and how you can help in an emergency situation, visit the


As a designated category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, we carry out risk assessments within our area.

This process involves working with our partners including the emergency services and health community to assess the level of risk for a range of potential hazards within High Peak.

Our joint aim within Derbyshire is to improve our capability to respond to any disruptive challenges and minimise the effects on our communities. We must also ensure that our own services are resilient and can continue to be delivered at the required level. 

The following link will take you to the community risk registers and risk rating matrix on the Derbyshire Prepared website