Devonport offsite emergency plan
The Devonport Offsite Emergency Plan aims to establish a framework for the protection of members of the public through emergency preparedness for a nuclear emergency at the Devonport site with the potential to affect members of the public. It also provides information to the public in advance in the event of a radiation emergency. The Devonport site covers the land owned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd (DRDL), and includes the Dockyard Port of Plymouth.
The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001 (REPPIR) places a duty on Plymouth City Council as the lead local authority with the responsibility for the Devonport off-site emergency plan, to protect the public in the unlikely event of a radiation emergency.
REPPIR also requires the Site Operators (MoD and DRDL) to have emergency plans in place. They must also provide prior information to people who live or work in the area surrounding the Devonport Site who may be affected by a nuclear emergency. The booklet ‘What you should do if there is a NUCLEAR EMERGENCY at the Devonport Site’ is distributed to those households and businesses in the Public Information Zone around the site.
If you are a resident or a local business in the Devonport area, you can sign up to our Emergency Notification System 'warning and informing' text messaging service. This system will notify you in the very unlikely event of a nuclear emergency at the Devonport site.
Devonport off-site emergency plan [PDF, 2MB]
Nuclear emergency booklet [PDF, 1MB]
HM Naval Base Devonport report of assessment [PDF, 2MB]
DRDL Report of Assessment - November 17 [PDF, 2MB]