The aim of public education is to ensure an
alert and informed community. There is a requirement to have the community
informed about the characteristics and possible effects of identified hazards.
Public education material needs to contain action statements which will direct
the public to make desired preparations and take appropriate actions. ...
particular attention is given to identified special needs groups. A broad range
of methods for dissemination should be considered, including:
- public meetings;
It is also useful to advertise the existence of
hazard analysis and emergency plans, and to place these on public view.
Annex 4 contains information that can be provided to communities
on personal protection in different types of