Emergency Planning processes used at Wirral Council

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

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Within the council, who is the person that is responsible for emergency planning?

What systems does the council use when an emergency occurs? E.g. pen and paper, Excel, a system or another method?

If the council uses a software system, which vendor do you use for your emergency planning solution?

What is the current contract term (how long is it and when does it expire)?

What is the value of said contract?

If the council does not have a software system, will the council be researching the market (with the intention to buy) over the next 12 – 18 months?

If yes, when will be the council be aiming to purchase the system by?

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Daniel Watson

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Watson

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request regarding
emergency planning processes at Wirral Council.  Please see the Council's
response below in bold.

 

 

Within the council, who is the person that is responsible for emergency
planning?

Wirral Council Strategic Leadership Team has ultimate responsibility to
ensure that the council meets it various statutory obligations, the
coordination of Emergency Planning is through Mark Camborne Lead
Commissioner - Community Services & Resilience.

 

What systems does the council use when an emergency occurs? E.g. pen and
paper, Excel, a system or another method?

The Council uses a variety of methods, for example, hand written incidents
logs, information boards, corporate software (Microsoft Office products)
and Resilience Direct.

 

If the council uses a software system, which vendor do you use for your
emergency planning solution?

Not applicable

What is the current contract term (how long is it and when does it
expire)?

Not applicable.

What is the value of said contract?

Not applicable.

If the council does not have a software system, will the council be
researching the market (with the intention to buy) over the next 12 – 18
months?

No

If yes, when will be the council be aiming to purchase the system by?

Not applicable

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Senior Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

 

Treasury Building

Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

 

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