Professional Working Groups

The Emergency Planning Society has eight Professional Working Groups. The groups cover a diverse range of specialisms and work to provide advice and expertise on their given area. The below Terms of Reference have been reviewed and updated as of August 2014.


The Emergency Planning Society (EPS) is a UK-based membership organisation that represents the interests of its members who are engaged in the world of ‘resilience’. This includes, but is not limited to, civil protection, business continuity, emergency planning, crisis and emergency management and disaster risk reduction.

The EPS acts as a professional interest group, and through its various activities influences, advises and consults with relevant UK government departments, devolved administrations, the European Union, international groups and others operating in the field of resilience. Through timely and appropriate liaison, collaboration and information-sharing, the EPS seeks to continuously obtain and share good practice and experience with its members and other stakeholders, with the aim of increasing their professional competence.

Approved Working Groups

The Board of Directors has authorised the following groups:

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