Managing Risk

Risks are an inevitable part of daily life. But some risks are more obvious than others.

When putting together the Community Risk Register, we look at the likelihood and the impact of risks.

The likelihood is the probability of an incident related to a hazard or threat, happening over the next five years.

Impact is a measure of the severity of the potential harm caused by the hazard or threat, looking at the impacts on health, the economy, the environment and society.

Depending on the potential likelihood and impact of the risk, it is placed in a priority order. This helps us to look at how we can reduce risks with the ultimate aim of reducing them to an acceptable level.

All risks in the Community Risk Register are reviewed every year and changes made as needed.