The District Council working with the other local authorities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and other Category 1 and 2 responders have produced a Community Risk Register (CRR).
The purpose of the register is to help identify the emergency planning priorities to:
- Help prevent crises from developing;
- Lead to better decisions about how to handle risks: and
- Enable better preparedness to deal with an incident if it occurs.
The CRR provides an agreed position on the risks affecting the local area and on the planning and resourcing priorities required to prepare for those risks. Its purpose is to enable each Category 1 responder to;
- Be fully informed of the risks of emergency in its area;
- Benefit from the range of views on risk of its partners on the Local Resilience Forum (LRF);
- Identify collectively the main local emergency plans and capabilities which appear to be needed across all the Category 1 responders;
- Decide which of the plans and capabilities should properly fall to it, and
- Know which of its partners in the LRF acknowledges responsibility for developing plans and capabilities against the various risks.
TheCRR includes the following identified potential non-malicious hazards that present significant risks and are likely to present consequences to which a special mobilisation by the Category 1 responder is required.
- Industrial accident and environmental pollution;
- Transport accident;
- Severe weather;
- Structural hazards;
- Human health;
- Animal health;
- International events;
- Industrial action; and
- Public protest.
The CRR is reviewed on a regular basis by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Resilience Forum. Where information suggests a potential change in the risks, a risk assessment will be reviewed, the CRR updated accordingly and emergency plans are updated to reflect any changes to the level of risk.