Risk assessment is the first step in the emergency planning and Business Continuity planning process. It ensures responding organisations make plans that are sound and proportionate to the risks that exist within the West Midlands.
There is a duty on the Local Authority, as a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, to assess the risk of an emergency within or affecting the geographical area for which it has responsibility.
Dudley MBC Risk Assessment
Dudley Metropolitan Borough has undertaken an analysis of the risks within its geographical boundaries taking into account national and regional risk assessments. This assessment has been discussed with the other Category 1 responders locally.
Risk assessment is not a static process and is subject to constant review as local and national circumstances dictate. This information will therefore be updated as and when it is practical and sensible to do so.
The West Midlands Conurbation
Within the Civil Contingencies Act the Authority must also, join with those other Category 1 responders within the West Midlands Conurbation who form the Local Resilience Forum based on the West Midlands Conurbation.
In the West Midlands Conurbation Local Resilience Forum area a multi-agency approach has been adopted for the risk assessment work that has been undertaken and this process has engaged a wide range of stakeholders and partner organisations.
Please see the community risk register below: