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Tolley's Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management By Raj Lakha

Tolley's Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management

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Collates the key components of disaster and emergency management in one handbook and helps readers understand and formulate a disaster and emergency management policy for their workplace. This book helps organisations plan to ensure business continuity and safeguard the health and safety of their staff in the event of a disaster.

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Tolley's Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management: Principles and Practice by Raj Lakha

As a result of recent high-profile disasters the area of disaster management is becoming increasingly significant and recognises within both the public and private sectors, spanning the areas of health and safety, occupational health and risk and facilities management. A growing number of organisations are undertaking measures to protect themselves against potential disaster, and many find themselves faced with this daunting responsibility. "Tolleys Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management: Principles and Practice" collates all the key components of disaster and emergency management in one handbook. Written specifically for professionals with responsibility for health and safety, crisis, disaster and emergency management and incident prevention, it is designed to help readers understand and formulate a disaster and emergency management policy for their workplace. It will also help organisations plan to ensure business continuity and safeguard the health and safety of their staff in the event of a disaster. This second edition has been updated to include: a new chapter on the subject of Disaster Recovery: Creating Crisis Resilient Communications and Information Systems; a new chapter on Investigations and Inquiries; Detailed information on SARS; information on the Civil Contingencies Bill; and, details on terror legislation, including the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001. It helps understand and formulate a Disaster and Emergency Management Policy for your workplace. It helps organisations plan to ensure business continuity and safeguard the health and safety of their staff in the event of a disaster.

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Review of the first edition: "This book is packed full of information of use to those responsible for formulating policies to prevent and deal with disasters and emergencies. It has, however, one rather unusual aspect seldom found in such works it also reads very well, and can be browsed with profit by anyone with even a casual interest in the topic." - HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK, 2002

About Raj Lakha


Raj Lakha co-founded in 1994 Safety Solutions UK Limited, one of the UKs leading safety related training companies. He has advised and trained many hundreds of blue-chip organisations and local and national government bodies worldwide on topics ranging from Safety, Risk, Disaster and Business Continuity Management. He has also developed DEMSoft, the new checklist software. He conceived and developed for NEBOSH the new Specialist Diploma in Disaster and Emergency Management Systems (DEMS). He holds degrees in Economics and Government, an MBA in International Business and is a Member of IOSH and IIRSM. Tony Moore spent 28 years in the London Metropolitan Police, retiring in the rank of Chief Superintendent in 1986. Since then he has specialised in the management of human-made disasters, including civil disorder and terrorism. He is currently Associate Director of the Resilience Centre, a part of Cranfield University based at the UK Defence Academy. He holds a Master of Philosophy (M Phil) degree from the University of Southampton, is the Chairman of the Institute of Civil Defence and Disasters Studies and a Member of the Society of Industrial Emergency Services Officers.

Table of Contents


Business Continuity Management: Principles and Approaches; Case Studies on International Disasters; Construction Related Disasters; Crisis Management; Disaster and Emergency Management Systems (DEMS); Emergency Planning for COMAH and Non-COMAH Sites; Historical Context of Environmental Health and Communicable Disease Control within the UK; Environmental Management: The Consequences and Environmental Monitoring of Industrial and Technological Disasters; Fire Safety Management for Public Buildings; Forensic Fire and Explosion Investigations; Human Error and Human Factors; International Aspects of Disasters ILO Code of Practice; Insurance, Losses and Risk Management; The Law Relating to Emergencies and Disasters; The Medical Response to Disaster; Public Inquiries and other Investigations into Disasters and Major Emergencies; Recovery Creating Crisis Resilient Communications and Information Systems; Rescue Equipment and Response; Terrorism; Training and Exercising for Effective Preparedness and Response. And: Abbreviations; Table of Cases; Table of Statutes; Table of Statutory Instruments; Table of European Legislation; Index.

Additional information

GOR002892550
Tolley's Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management: Principles and Practice by Raj Lakha
Raj Lakha
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2003-11-14
688
0406972702
9780406972705
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