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Community risk register

A statutory requirement under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is the consideration of the likelihood and impact of a range of hazards occurring within the Dyfed Powys Police Force area.

Emergencies are obviously something all of us hope will never happen, but if one were to occur in Carmarthenshire we want to be as well prepared as we can be.

To help us decide where we should concentrate our efforts in emergency planning terms, it is important that we continue to assess the potential risks to our County.

The importance of risk assessment is emphasised by the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA). A statutory requirement under the CCA is the consideration of the likelihood and impact of a range of hazards occurring within the Dyfed Powys Police Force area.

This work is an ongoing process. The risk assessments included in the register will only cover non-malicious events (i.e. hazards) rather than threats (i.e. terrorist incidents).

Typical hazard scenarios that are being considered include, for example:

  • Transport accidents
  • Severe weather
  • Flooding
  • Industrial accidents and environmental pollution
  • Human health
  • Animal health
  • Industrial technical failure

Risk assessment is not a static process and is subject to constant review. The inclusion of hazards or scenarios does not mean that the Local Resilience Forum believes the risk will materialise, or that if it were to do so, it would be at that scale. The risk scenarios are rather reasonable worse case assumptions upon which the risk assessment is based.

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Page updated on: 03/05/2016

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