Emergency Management and Business Continuity

The University is committed to a fast and effective response should a major incident occur in connection with the University's activities.  The University's activities, whilst primarily based in north Wales, reach across many different geographical locations and environments and involve many different people and possibilities.  The University seeks to address such incidents in the interests of protecting individuals, facilities and its reputation and restore normal operations as soon as is practical and appropriate.

The University has an established policy for the emergency management of major incidents.   Should they occur, such incidents will normally be an event that threatens or has serious consequences to:

  • staff, student, visitors or contractors safety (whether on site or not)
  • significant damage to any University facility
  • significant risk to the University's reputation

The Planning and Governance Office oversee responses to major incidents and the Director of the Office, Dr Kevin Mundy is the Senior Responsible Officer for emergency management within the University.    Day to day management of the relevant policies and processes and response scenarios is delivered by the Head of Compliance, Gwenan Hine.  

The policy framework clearly sets out the management and communication processes required to respond to major incidents, commensurate with the nature and scale of any emergency, and the University has a number of designated individuals trained in emergency management and briefed in readiness should a major incident be declared.

For enquiries relating to emergency management of major incidents please contact either:

Mrs Gwenan Hine, Head of Compliance or Mrs Lynne Hughes, Governance and Compliance Officer.

To report an incident call the University's security team on 333.