If you are working in creating, reviewing or maintaining civil protection risk assessments – or exercise executive oversight of them – you really do need to attend this course. It is essential training for members of risk assessment working groups in local resilience forums, and highly desirable for all practitioners – so that risk (the basic driver in all that we do) can be properly understood in a strategic context. It will help you make sense of civil protection risk strategically and intellectually. You will learn how to do assessments properly and design and improve the ways they are presented, for use by the practitioner community and the general public.
We wanted to change the basic thrust of the course from the creation of risk assessments to the compilation, design, management and utility of the Community Risk Register – the key product. We will still cover the methodology and its nuances in detail, and practice its application. We will also examine how local risk assessments fit into the wider strategic and national resilience picture.
Exercises will be devoted to analysing and comparing existing registers as risk communication tools, and how we can populate registers with useful summaries of existing capabilities and control measures. In other words, we will move from the creation of the community risk registers to its optimisation as a tool for both practitioners and resilient communities. Most of the recommended good practice behind that goal consists of imaginative, but low-cost improvements that you will be able to use immediately.
Who should attend?
This course is a must for members of risk assessment working groups and (secondarily) any Emergency Planning professional.
To examine risk management in civil protection, in order to improve practice at the LRF level.
By the end of the event you will be able to:
- Apply the model of risk management in civil protection
- Analyse interdependencies and the wider impacts of emergency risks
- Evaluate Community Risk Registers as instruments of risk communication
- Suggest ways of improving Community Risk Registers