The first step in planning for emergencies is to consider what risks we face. It is important to know what things pose the greatest risks to us locally, so that we can reduce those risks if possible and to plan for if they do happen.
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 requires us to liaise with our fellow emergency responders and relevant others, to assess the risk of emergencies that could affect our communities.
We have worked at a county level with the other 9 Greater Manchester local authorities to assess the hazards and threats considered to pose the greatest risks to Greater Manchester. These risks have been collated in the Greater Manchester Community Risk Register.
The current version of the National Risk Register and Greater Manchester Community Risk Register can be downloaded from the Greater Manchester Prepared website (external link).