In 2008 Government published, for the first time, a National Risk Register, fulfilling a commitment made in the National Security Strategy. This was the first step in providing advice on how people and businesses can better prepare for civil emergencies. The 2010 update to this document; the National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies 2010 edition [PDF 58 pages, 681KB], has been published to update the public on the Government’s most current assessment of the likelihood and potential impact of a range of different risks (both natural hazards and malicious threats) that may directly affect the UK.
To view the major changes to the 2010 edition of the National Risk Register please click here [PDF 2 pages, 208KB].
The National Risk Register is designed to increase awareness of the kinds of risks the UK faces, and encourage individuals and organisations to think about their own preparedness. The register also includes details of what the Government and emergency services are doing to prepare for emergencies.
All the risks detailed in the NRR are presented in a visual matrix which situates them relative to one another in terms of their likelihood and impact. Please click here [PDF 1 page, 585KB] for a downloadable version of this matrix.
Please send any comments to us on what you did not and did find useful in the document and we will consider them when the document is next updated.