All designated category 1 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 are required to carry out risk assessments for their area.
In Chesterfield this process has been underway since guidance was first issued by the government in July 2005. By working closely with our partner organisations in Derbyshire, we have made good progress in assessing the levels of risk for a range of potential hazards and threats in our area.
A community risk register has been compiled to show the results of these detailed assessments. This enables us to better understand our risks and vulnerabilities, 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 disruptive challenges, minimise the effects on our communities and to keep residents well informed while we also continue to deliver our own critical services at the required level.
This link will take you to the community risk registers on the Derbyshire Prepared website: www.derbyshireprepared.org.uk/risks/community_risk_registers.