Know Your Risks

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The Civil Contingencies Act (2004) requires the Bedfordshire Local Resilience Forum to produce a local Community Risk Register as part of our wider work in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.

The Register covers all types of hazard and all the plans and controls we have in place to protect the community of Bedfordshire.

The risk information on this site covers only non-malicious events (namely hazards) not threats (terrorist incidents). Our risk assessment work does cover threats, but because the information is highly sensitive and could be misused, we will not publish specific details.

Government identifies over 80 potential hazards that have to be assessed by the Bedfordshire Local Resilience Forum to help prioritise work. The risks outlined below are local risks that are considered to be relatively high consequence.

The local ‘very high’ risks are:

  • Pandemic Influenza Style Disease
  • Energy supply disruption

The local ‘high’ risks are:

  • Flooding
  • Fuel Disruption
  • Severe weather including effusive Volcanic eruption overseas

Download our leaflet on these risks for more information.

Each of our partner organisations have their own emergency plans to respond to or recovery from an emergency incident.  Additionally, they have worked with us, as a Local Resilience Forum, to put into place multi-agency plans and mutual support arrangements in order to co-ordinate efforts.

If a hazard has been identified through the Community Risk Register process as presenting a particular risk, a specific plan may be created. This may be specific to the hazard, or to a capability required as a result of the hazard.

Please read our leaflet for more information.

The Government has published a National Risk Register which sets out the assessment of the likelihood and potential impact of a range of different risks that may directly affect the UK. 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.

For information about the full range of risks please read about the National Risk Register.

Always report suspicious activity

While it is important that we all go about our daily business normally, it’s also sensible to remain alert to danger and to report any suspicious activity you see or hear.

Helping us keep everyone safe

To help us, you should always remain alert to the danger of terrorism and report suspicious activity:

  • In an emergency call 999
  • Call the anti-terrorism hotline on 0800 789 321 to report any suspicious activity
  • Contact the Security Service if you have information that could help keep your community safe.

For more information about terrorism visit www.mi5.gov.uk.

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