When you’ve prepared your Emergency Plan for your Community, it pays to test your plans to make sure that they work.

This helps to check there will be a trouble-free response. You’ll find out what works well and what requires improvement. Be prepared to make changes if things don’t work.

Testing your plan also serves as a useful training exercise, as it will help your Community Response Team to become more familiar with the plan.
For ideas on how to test your plan, have a look at the Community Emergency Plan Guidance or visit one of our Forum events.

“The original Emergency Plan was based on theory as, at the time, we had not experienced a flood in the village. The assistance we received in constructing the existing plan, particularly the flood element, was invaluable.

Braunton Flood Group



Getting together and organising the work
Knowing the unknowns
Identifying skills and resources
Legal Health Check
Organising key facilities
Keeping in touch
Activating your emergency plan
Taking control
Testing your plan