Severe Weather and Other Critical Incidents

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HR Direct

There are times when a critical incident (such as severe weather, damage to a building or a fuel shortage) means that you can’t attend work as you normally do.  It is important that you prepare for such incidents so that when they happen you know what you should do.


The new Severe Weather and Other Critical Incidents guidance tells you what you should do to prepare for critical incidents and what actions you should take if these disrupt normal working arrangements and service delivery provisions.  There are also some FAQs for both employees and managers.


To help Services prepare for incidents a checklist is available and this should be reviewed at least once a year.


What do I need to do?

  • Read the document Severe Weather and Other Critical Incidents Guidance and the associated FAQs.
  • Make sure the contact details your manager has for you are up to date.
  • Make sure you know how you should contact your manager if such an incident occurs.
  • Make sure you know if your job is ‘service critical’ or ‘business critical’ (if you don’t know ask your manager).
  • Discuss any suitable alternative working arrangements that may be available in such situations with your manager.
  • Check if you are able to work from home using your own device - read the information on the Fife Council Web Portal.
  • Look at our Emergency Resilience information online.
  • Download the Met Office app – which will make keeping up to date with weather forecasts/warning easier.

Additionally, if you are a manager you should download the attached checklist and review each of the actions as soon as possible.




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