Community Risk Register

The Civil Contingencies Act (2004) places a legal duty on the wide range of responders. Their job is 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. This ensures that planning and other work is carried out in proportion to the risk.

The Thames Valley risk register is a published document which highlights potential hazards in our area. It has been prepared in line with statutory national guidance on emergency preparedness.

The purpose of the Community Risk Register is:

  • to reassure local residents of the plans which are in place to respond to potential hazards
  • to ensure that local responders have a good understanding of the risks that they face
  • to provide a sound foundation for planning
  • to provide a work programme and to ensure efficient allocation of resources
  • to enable local responders to assess the adequacy of their plans and identify any gaps in those plans
  • to encourage multi-agency working and ensure a more comprehensive planning process
  • to provide an overview of the emergency planning context for the public and other interested parties
  • to support emergency planning at regional and national levels

To find out more, view:

Community Risk Register for Thames Valley