Statutory Duties Relating to Risk

This is another risk-based graphic, which articulates eight duties associated with Chapter 4 of the guidance Emergency Preparedness.

Note that it makes a useful link with the duty to warn and inform the public.

We train people who work in local resilience partnerships as risk assessors. For some time we’ve been championing the idea that their Community Risk Registers (which have to be published) are actually instruments of warning and informing. As such, they should be produced and published with public communication in mind – not just to satisfy a legal duty. It’s a connection that we managed to get included in the mid-life refresh of Emergency Preparedness and, we think, helped inspire a trend towards more sophisticated and user-friendly risk registers (in some areas!).