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The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001

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Review and testing of emergency plans

10.—(1) The operator, carrier or local authority who has prepared (or, in relation to a carrier, has ensured that there has been prepared) an emergency plan pursuant to regulation 7, 8 or 9, as the case may be, shall at suitable intervals not exceeding 3 years—

(a)review and where necessary revise the plan; and

(b)test the plan and take reasonable steps to arrange for the emergency services to participate in the test to such extent as is necessary,

and any such review shall take into account changes occurring in the work with ionising radiation to which the plan relates and within the emergency services concerned, new technical knowledge and knowledge concerning the response to radiation emergencies and any material change to the assessment on which the plan was based since it was last reviewed or revised.

(2) The local authority shall endeavour to reach agreement with the operator who is subject to a duty to prepare an operator’s emergency plan and the emergency services as to how the off-site emergency plan is to be tested.

(3) The carrier shall endeavour to reach agreement with such local authorities and emergency services as are appropriate as to how the carrier’s emergency plan is to be tested.

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