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South Wales community risk register

The assessment of the risks in 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.

The Civil Contingencies Act (2004) places a legal duty on the wide range of responders to carry out risk assessments and maintain them in a community risk register.  

A risk register for South Wales has been published which highlights potential hazards in our area. It has been prepared in accordance with statutory national guidance on emergency preparedness.  

View the community risk register for the South Wales area

The purpose of the community risk register is to:

  • reassure local residents of the measures and plans which have been put in place to respond to potential hazards
  • ensure that local responders have an accurate understanding of the risks that they face to provide a sound foundation for planning
  • provide a work programme and to ensure efficient allocation of resources
  • enable local responders to assess the adequacy of their plans and identify any gaps that there may be
  • facilitate and encourage multi-agency working which ensures a more comprehensive planning process
  • provide an accessible overview of the emergency planning context for the public and other interested parties
  • inform on national and regional risk assessments that support emergency planning and capability development at those levels.