The paper “ British Organisations Involved in Disaster Management, Potential Conflict to Disaster Resolution” is a thoughtful example of the case study on management. The United Kingdom like any other country can be affected by disasters. Over the last decade, data shows that the frequency of disasters affecting the country and the threat of huge disasters like natural, biological, and environmental incidents have increased. There is a high possibility of the U. K facing a disaster that will result in devastating consequences after the 2005 bombing and the 9/11 terror attack in the U. S (Olsson, 2009).
The aim of this paper is to identify key organizations that handle a disaster in the U. K appraise their roles, identify deficiencies in those organizations, and recommend improvements needed to improve this organization. Key Organizations Involved In Disaster ManagementIn the U. K there are different organizations that handle disasters in case it occurs. Disaster incidences are handled depending on its scale or complexity; small incidents are handled at the local level while large incidents that affect a large number of people and wide-area normally force the central government to intervene (Stainsby, 2012).
Local agencies are normally the first ones to respond and they carry a large burden of emergence management. The key organizations involved in disaster management in the UK include the following: The police, who include the British Transport PoliceFire servicesLocal authoritiesAmbulance servicesHM CoastguardNHS England and Public Health England, NHS foundation trusts and NHS hospital trustsPort health authoritiesThe Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources WalesThe British Red CrossThe policeThe police play a major role in an emergency situation as they coordinate the activities carried out by other responding agencies.
They ensure that the scene of the incident is protected from interference and they take evidence for possible inquiries unless it is a natural disaster (Stainsby, 2012). They protect the public and help other emergency services in their role such as maintaining a cordon around the work of other services and controlling the traffic around the scene.
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