Local authority resilience review

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3265
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In response to my question "Learning from Kensington and Chelsea's response to the Grenfell Tower fire" (19 Oct 2018), you wrote that local authorities were working on capacity, capability and standardisation. What changes have been made to procedures since the Riordan/Ney review?

Answer

Local authority resilience review

Local authority resilience review

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Work has progressed to establish consistent understanding of how the London Local Authority Gold Resolution is applied to support the London Local Authorities collective and coordinated response arrangements. This includes publishing additional guidance to Chief Executives including reference to available peer support during an incident, enhanced training for Local Authority Gold officers and the establishment of a London Local Authority Concept of Operations which underpins the development of a standardised approach to core local authority emergency response functions, such as control centre staff, on-scene liaison officers and staff working in emergency centres.