Emergency Management

Community Risk Register

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Risk Register

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Risk Register (website) has been produced by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum.The Risk Register covers all areas of potential risks to the communities within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The register is accompanied by a booklet (PDF, 32 pages, 10.64 MB) which provides more information on the top risks for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight:

  • Pandemic Flu (see below for further guidance)
  • Flooding (see the pages on Adverse Weather and Flooding for further guidance)
  • Widespread Electricity loss 
  • Industrial Accident
  • Cold and Snow
  • Terrorism

The booklet provides information on each risk, along with details of how the Local Resilience Forum Partners prepares to respond to the risk, how the public can prepare themselves and a case study relating to the each risk.

Pandemic Flu Guidance:

Given the unpredictable behaviour of influenza viruses, neither the timing nor the severity of the next pandemic can be predicted with any certainty. There are important differences between 'ordinary' winter flu and pandemic flu.

Pandemic influenza is one of the most severe natural challenges likely to affect the UK. Planning, preparation and collective action by the Government, essential services, businesses, communities, the media, other public, private and voluntary organisations can help to mitigate its effects.

Links to the latest guidance and information regarding Pandemic Preparedness and response is provided below:

Pandemic Flu - Checklist for businesses (website) - In the event of an influenza pandemic, businesses will have a key role to play in reducing the risk to employee’s health and safety as far as possible, as well as maintaining essential operations.

Pandemic Influenza Infection Control Guidance for Specific Operational Settings (website) - Public Health England and the Department of Health have worked closely with the healthcare sector and certain non-healthcare services, such as the police and fire and rescue services, to develop pandemic influenza infection control guidance for specific occupational settings.

Pandemic Influenza Guidelines (website) - Everyone will be involved in the fight against pandemic influenza (flu) in terms of managing the impact it will have on society and preventing further spread of the infection. The following can be found on these pages:

  • Infection control guidance for funeral directors.
  • Guidance for cleaning staff and refuse collectors in non-health care settings.
  • Guidance for the hospitality industry.
  • Guidance for Higher & Further Education institutions.
  • Guidance for schools and early years Settings.
  • Guidance for agencies and others involved in the Justice System.

Health & Safety Executive (website) these web pages provide information on Pandemic Influenza including guidance for healthcare workers and business continuity planning.