The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA) places a duty on all category 1 responders to assess the risk of an emergency occurring within, or affecting, a geographical area for which each category 1 responder is responsible.

This is called the Community Risk Register, details on the regulations and guidance contained can be found at UK Resilience website.

The 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. It aims:

  • to ensure that local responders have an accurate 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 there may be
  • to facilitate and encourage multi-agency working which ensures a more comprehensive planning process
  • to provide an accessible overview of the emergency planning context for the public and other interested parties.

The risks within Cambridgeshire and steps that you can take is available on the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue website. A 'risk' for the purpose of the Community Risk Register (CRR) is one that can lead to a major emergency.

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