Risk Assessments are required to be carried out by all designated 'Category 1' responders in all areas under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. Local authorities are 'Category 1' responders under the Act along with others such as the emergency services, Health, and the Environment Agency.
In Derbyshire this process has been underway since guidance was first issued by the government in July 2005. By working together on a multi-agency basis we have made good progress in assessing the levels of risk for a range of potential hazards and threats in our area.
Community Risk Registers have been compiled to show the results of these detailed assessments. This enables us to better understand our risks, decide our priorities and identify the further actions required, including enhanced contingency planning.
Our joint aim within Derbyshire is to improve our capability to respond to any emergencies, minimise the effects on our communities and to keep residents well informed while we also continue to deliver our own critical services.
More information on this can be found on the Derbyshire Prepared website - Community Risk Registers which includes risk assessments for Derby, the Derbyshire districts and boroughs and for the County as a whole.