Category 1 responder

Category 1 responder

A term defined under the UK’s Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) 2004 as a person or body listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the CCA which is required to prepare for emergencies in line with its responsibilities under the Act, which includes assessing local risks, implementing emergency plans and co-operating with other local responders to enhance co-ordination and efficiency.

Category 1 responders, examples:
Local Authorities
• City council
• District council
Government agencies
• Environment Agency
Emergency services
• Constabulary
• Fire & Rescue Service
• Ambulance Service
• Maritime and Coast Guard Services Agency
Health Bodies
• NHS
• Health Protection Agency
• PCT
References in periodicals archive ?
Category 1 responders (police, fire, ambulance, local authority, coast guard, port authority, National Health Service, Health Protection Agency [HPA], the Environment Agency/ Scottish Environment Protection Agency) are required to have an emergency planning officer to serve as coordinator.
In addition to helping public sector organisations attain best value from its investment in IT technology, Adit advises on the implications of the Act, particularly for Category 1 responders.
In addition to helping public sector organisations to attain best value from its investment in IT technology, Adit is resourced to advise on the implications of the act, particularly for Category 1 responders.