Local risks

Date published: 10 September 2019 08:02

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. The assessment of the risks in 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.

Our South Yorkshire Community Risk Register has been prepared in accordance with national guidance. Please access the South Yorkshire Community Risk Register here, which also includes advice on how you can prepare yourself and your home for local emergencies.

The Government also produces a National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies (NRR) to provide an assessment of the likelihood and potential impact of a range of different civil emergency risks (including naturally and accidentally occurring hazards and malicious threats) that may directly affect the UK.

For general advice on preparing for emergencies, the GOV.UK preparing for emergencies page has a range of useful information for individuals/homes, for businesses, and for communities.

To check if you are at risk of flooding, you can visit the GOV.UK flooding page, and you can also sign up for Flood Alerts from this page.

To access weather warnings, follow this link to the Met Office website, which also have useful seasonal weather advice.

For national information and guidance on preparing for Brexit, please access the following link:  https://www.gov.uk/brexit