The Civil Contingencies Act (2004) places a legal duty on the wide range of responders to carry out risk assessments and maintain them in a Community Risk Register. The assessment of the risks in Community Risk Register is the first step in the emergency planning process; it ensures that planning and other work is carried out in proportion to the risk.
The Government produces a National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies (NRR) to provide an assessment of the likelihood and potential impact of a range of different civil emergency risks (including naturally and accidentally occurring hazards and malicious threats) that may directly affect the UK.
North Yorkshire Risk
While emergencies are unlikely, it is useful to have an understanding of the types of risks faced in North Yorkshire. By understanding these risks we can ensure that we have either taken steps to mitigate the risk or if that cannot be done, steps to monitor and respond to its should it happen.
Within North Yorkshire the Local Resilience Forum undertakes a review of those risks facing the County. A ‘Community Risk Register’ has been developed that highlights potential hazards in our area.
The types of risk facing North Yorkshire are: