Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Risk Register

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Risk Register has been published by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum as a requirement of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. Its purpose is to assure the people of Hampshire & Isle of Wight that an assessment of potential risks has taken place and is informing the approach to joined up emergency planning both locally, at a regional and national level.

Community Risk Register information booklet Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 2mb

This booklet is designed to give you an overview of the high risks in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and what you can do to be prepared for them.

Risk Matrix

Risk matrix showing levels of risk and impact

Levels of Risk

Very High

These are classed as primary or critical risks requiring immediate attention. They may have a high or low likelihood of occurrence, but their potential consequences are such that they must be treated as a high priority. This may mean that strategies should be developed to reduce or eliminate the risks, but also that mitigation in the form of (multi-agency) planning, exercising and training should be put in place and the risk monitored on a regular frequency. Consideration should be given to planning being specific rather than generic.

High

These risks are classed as significant. They may have a high or low likelihood of occurrence, but their potential consequences are sufficiently serious to warrant appropriate consideration after those risks classed as Very High”. Consideration should be given to the development of strategies to reduce or eliminate the risks, but also that mitigation in the form of (multi-agency) planning, exercising and training should be put in place and the risk monitored on a regular frequency.

Medium

These are risks that are less significant, however they may still have serious consequences. These risks should be monitored to ensure that they are being appropriately managed and consideration is given to their being managed under generic emergency planning arrangements.

Low

These risks are both unlikely to occur and not significant in their impact. They should be managed using normal or generic planning arrangements and require minimal monitoring and control unless subsequent risk assessments show a substantial change prompting a move to another risk category.