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The National Risk Register

by | 9th, August 2008


As announced in the National Security Strategy, the Government has published a National Risk Register which sets out our assessment of the likelihood and potential impact of a range of different risks that may directly affect the UK.

It’s brilliant, and very worth reading:

The National Risk Register is designed to increase awareness of the kinds of risks the UK faces, and encourage individuals and organisations to think about their own preparedness. The register also includes details of what the Government and emergency services are doing to prepare for emergencies.

Things to remember, via The Croydonian:


3.6 “Organisations may wish to put in place measures to maintain essential business activities for several weeks in the event of high levels of staff absence”.

3.12 “Loss of mains electricity can affect lighting, heating, air conditioning and electronic equipment”.


4.3 ..take time to find out:… how to tune in to your local radio station
4.4 … Make sure 999 has been called if people are injutred or if there is a threat to life.
4.10 It is important to consider how you might cope if your land line and mobile phone were out of action
4.14 – Covering the nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing

If you have read this you are now 0.12342 per cent less likely to die in a French river.

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