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Category One Responders

Category One Responders

Category One responders also referred to as 'Core Responders' play a vital role in emergency response and are subject to a full set of duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

These responders are:

  • Emergency Services
  • Local Authorities  
  • Health Bodies
  • Government Agencies

They're duties are to:

  • Undertake risk assessments
  • Put in place emergency plans  
  • Put in place business continuity plans
  • Information sharing with other responder agencies
  • Co-operation between responder agencies
  • Provide advice and assistance to businesses and voluntary sector (Local Authorities only)