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
From the Back Cover
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.Tolley's 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
* Details on Terror Legislation, including the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001About the Editors:Tolley's Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management: Principles and Practice
is co-edited by two of Europe's leading educators in Disaster Management and Emergency Planning.Raj Lakha
co-founded Safety Solutions UK Ltd, one of the UK's leading safety-related training companies. He has advised and trained numerous blue-chip organisations and local and national government bodies worldwide on a range of topics including Safety, Risk, Disaster and Business Continuity Management.Tony Moore
is a former senior officer in the Metropolitan Police where he was involved in managing crises of different kinds over a number of years. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Disaster Management Centre, Cranfield University, specializing in human-made disasters, and Chairman of the Institute of Civil Defence and Disaster Studies.