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Local Authority Waste Services Emergency / Contingency Plans - WR1802

Description
Collect information about local authority contingency / emergency plans, particularly around waste collection and disposal but also on any other waste issues. The project will check across the regions of England to see if there is any variation in these plans. It will include rural and urban authorities and those with in-house and ‘contracted out’ waste services.
The scope will include a determination of which risks are covered, e.g. floods, strikes, power failures, etc. Also, if there is any regional variation in these risks. Examples of typical contingency plans will also be sought.
The findings will be presented in a short report, with appendices containing the collected information. Sample contingency plans will be delivered as separate documents as they may have confidential or sensitive aspects.
Objective
Task 1 Initial Data Gathering on Business Continuity Plans, Emergency Planning and Contingency Arrangements

Task 2 Draft survey pro-forma

Task 3 Identify sample authorities and book telephone interviews

Task 4 Conduct Surveys

Task 5 Analyse the responses and draft Report

Task 6 Finalise Report

Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2012

To: 2012

Cost: £8,350
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Frith Resource Management
Keywords
Risk assessment and management              
Waste