Civil Defence Act 2023

Code of practice

10. (1) The Minister may make regulations prescribing codes of practice for the purposes of this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), a code of practice may include—

(a) procedures relating to the suspension and revocation of a person’s registration under this Act as a civil defence volunteer, and

(b) grievance and disciplinary procedures for civil defence volunteers.

(3) A code of practice shall set out the standards of conduct and integrity to be maintained by civil defence volunteers in carrying out their duties and in relation to any matter connected with or affecting or likely or appearing to affect the carrying out of those duties and in relation to such other matters (if any) as may be specified in the code relating to those duties.

(4) A civil defence volunteer to whom a code of practice applies shall, in so far as it is relevant to the volunteer in carrying out that volunteer’s duties, comply with the code in carrying out those duties.