Emergency Planning

The Emergency Planning Department is part of the Safety, Security and Home Affairs Portfolio.

The Emergency Planning Team is responsible for:

  • Producing Emergency Response Plans for Major risks as Identified by the Island Risk Register
  • Co-ordination of the St Helena Resilience Forum and task and finish sub groups
  • Multi–Agency training and exercising of key personnel in response to Major Incidents
  • Liaising with all SHG Directorates and private agencies in coordinating resources that may be required to deal with Emergency Incidents that may affect the communities and infrastructure of the Island
  • Co-ordination and Liaison at Silver and Gold Command during any Emergency Incident
  • Liaising with the Airport Authority to assist with Emergency Planning, training and exercising in order to meet Airport Licensing and Operations
  • Provide advice on business continuity planning
  • Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations

The Emergency Planning Department is located within the Sea Rescue Base at Rupert’s Bay.

Contact Numbers

  • Emergency: 999
  • Office: (290) 25052
  • Radio (VHF Channel 16) Call Sign: ECHO1

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