Structures for Implementation
Structures have been set up at National, Regional and Local level to
support implementation of the MEDP.
At National level, by Government decision, a National_Steering_Group (NSG)
was established, replacing the Inter-Departmental Committee on Major
The NSG established a National_Working_Group (NWG) to undertake tasks
associated with the programme.
Arising from the provisions of the Framework, in each of the eight Major
Emergency Management regions, a Regional_Steering_Group (RSG) on Major
Emergency Management was formed, comprising senior personnel from the
Principal Response Agencies within that region. The Framework provided that
Regional_Working_Groups (RWGs) were to be formed to support the
Regional Steering Groups and to undertake the functions assigned at regional
At Local/Agency level each principal response agency is responsible for undertaking the requirements set out in the Framework.