Public Health Wales supports the multi-agency response to such incidents in order to assess and manage any linked public health risks. During an incident, we will:
For small-scale incidents we will convene an Environmental Incident Management Team (IMT), in line with guidance we have produced, to facilitate co-ordination of the response to protect public health.
For all incidents, we will to apply the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP) doctrine of 'working together-saving lives-reducing harm' and the Joint Decision Model. This is to ensure a consistent approach to incident risk communication, assessment and management and in turn, the fluid escalation of incidents when appropriate.
Alongside other partner agencies, we play a key role in planning and preparing for these sorts of events. This typically involves us contributing to development of emergency plans and testing procedures through regular training and exercising.