Keep informed of the risks
Just like everywhere in the world Gloucestershire faces many risks. These could be local risks such as business storing chemicals (legally and illegally), wide area such as flooding or National such as Pandemic Flu or Severe Space Weather.
As part of the risk assessment process, the LRF considers the likelihood and impact of a range of hazards occurring. The risk assessments are quite generic and are based on guidance provided annually by the Cabinet Office. They deliberately do not highlight individual areas of concern due to potential security issues.
The Community Risk Register
The Gloucestershire Community Risk Register (CRR) has been created for two reasons.
Firstly, to re-assure the people and communities of Gloucestershire that an assessment of potential hazards has been made or considered.
Secondly, to satisfy the requirements outlined in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and its associated statutory guidance (Emergency Preparedness) which can be accessed through the UK Resilience website.
The inclusion of the hazard or the particular scenario does not mean that the LRF believes the risk will happen, or that if it were to do so that it would be at that scale.
The risk scenarios are rather reasonable worse case assumptions upon which our risk assessments are based. It’s a case of plan for the worst, hope for the best!
Risk assessment is not a static process and is subject to constant review. The information contained in this CRR will, as a result, be regularly updated although this may not be reflected in the publicly available version.