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Control measure
Produce a risk management plan

Control measure knowledge

In accordance with the relevant fire and rescue service national frameworks, each fire and rescue authority must produce a risk management plan that identifies and assesses all foreseeable fire and rescue related risks that could affect its community, including those of a cross-border, multi-authority or national nature. The plan must consider the community risk registers (CRR) produced by local emergency planning groups and any other local risk analyses as appropriate.

The government monitors the risks that the United Kingdom could face through the National Risk Assessment process, which is led by the Cabinet Office, and through other relevant risk assessment and horizon scanning processes. The government provides guidance to local emergency planning forums on how to interpret the likelihood and impact of these risks for their local area. This guidance informs the statutory resilience forums in producing community risk registers, ensuring there is a fully integrated risk assessment process between the government and all local responders, including fire and rescue authorities.

The government will also define the consequences of those risks included in the National Risk Assessment and set a benchmark of the generic capability needed to ensure the United Kingdom can both respond to and recover from a range of potential emergencies. The government does this through the National Resilience Planning Assumptions, led by the Cabinet Office.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Consider national guidance when producing risk management plans
  • Consider community risk registers and any other local risk analyses to ensure that all foreseeable fire and rescue related risks are identified and included in their risk management plan
  • Refer to the National Risk Register, the National Risk Assessment and the National Resilience Planning Assumptions when producing integrated risk management plans

Tactical actions

There are no tactical actions associated with this control measure.