As part of the Dyfed-Powys Local Resilience Forum a risk assessment process has been carried out looking into the likelihood and impact of a range of major incidents which could occur in the area.
Incidents fall into two categories:
- Hazards are non-malicious, and could include transport accidents, severe weather, industrial accidents, environmental pollution.
- Threats are planned incidents, and could include attacks using explosives; chemical, biological, radio-logical or nuclear threats; and electronic attacks affecting utilities and communications.
What we consider
We look at what could happen in the worst case scenario. The incidents may not happen or may occur on a smaller scale, but we have to consider all possibilities.
Risk assessment is a legal requirement under the 2004 Civil Contingencies Act. It is an ongoing process, subject to constant review. Further updates will be available when practicable and appropriate.