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The UK’s National Risk Register (NRR) is an unclassified and public version of the threats and hazards the country faces. It allows all sectors of society – public sector, private sector, and the public themselves – to plan and prepare together.
Where the NRR works less well, however, is as an early warning system to drive emergency preparedness and planning well in advance. So writes Jennifer Cole, Senior Research Fellow, Resilience & Emergency Management, at the defence and security think-tank RUSI (Royal United Services Institute).
For the article in full visit the RUSI website.
In a separate article, John Tesh CBE, Associate Fellow, goes over the NRR and sums up that in resilience, as in so many other areas of public policy, it remain the case that you can take a horse to water but can’t force it to drink.
Visit the gov.uk website for the 2013 edition of the National Risk Register providing an updated government assessment of the likelihood and potential impact of a range of different civil emergency risks.