In this Part, I will set out the framework within which the emergency services were required to prepare for and respond to a terrorist attack, as at the time of the Attack. That was largely governed by the civil contingencies regime, the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP) Joint DoctrineResponding to a Marauding Terrorist Firearms Attack and Terrorist Siege: Joint Operating Principles for the Emergency Services.and the JESIP‑badged document
I will also identify the relevant parts of The Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events (the Purple Guide). This document provided important guidance to those hosting events in relation to healthcare service provision.
My review of the above documents is not intended to be exhaustive. It is confined to aspects relevant to the issues investigated during the Inquiry.
In Part 3 in Volume 1, I considered the licensing regime. The licensing regime is relevant to issues in Volume 2 of my Report. This is because the SMG premises licence for the Arena had provisions in it relating to first aid. I shall address these in Part 16.