Legislation & Regulations

Emergency Management throughout Wales and the United Kingdom is governed by various legislations and regulations to make sure that any emergency planning and co-operation between organisations is carried out consistently both at a local and national level.

Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA)

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 came into effect on 14 November 2005. It aims to establish a consistent level of civil protection across the United Kingdom. Visit the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 page for further information.

Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (COMAH)

The COMAH regulations aim to prevent major accidents involving dangerous substances and limit the consequences to the public and the environment. Visit the HSE - COMAH website for further information. 

Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996

The regulations apply to all pipelines in the UK. They ensure that all pipelines are designed, constructed and operated safely and providing a means of securing pipeline integrity, thereby reducing risks to the environment. Visit the HSE - Pipelines website for further information.

The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001 (REPPIR)

This regulation lays down the basic safety standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionising radiation (the BSS 96 Directive- Basic Safety Standards).Visit the HSE - Radiation website for further information.

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Emergency Management

Tel: 01495 762200

Back to top