The Community Risk Register (CRR) focuses on serious risks that could result in an emergency, defined as:
An event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom
An event or situation which threatens serious damage to the environment of a place in the United Kingdom
War or terrorism which threatens serious damage to the security of the United Kingdom.
Source: Civil Contingencies Act (2004)
Not all the risks in West Mercia have been described in this document. However the main risks, which could affect our routine day-to-day lives, are included.
The West Mercia CRR puts the national risks in a local context, by looking at things like economic, geographic and demographic factors, whether the risk has happened before and what is in place to control it. Risks are assessed on two primary factors; the likelihood of an event occurring and the severity of the resulting impact on health, the economy, the environment and society.