Risk assessment: Guidance for CDEM Group planning

Director's Guideline for Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups [DGL 23/22]

CDEM Groups play a key role in supporting the safety and wellbeing of communities in Aotearoa. CDEM Group planning is the means by which Group partners identify the specific challenges, arrangements, work programmes and priorities for each Group to support their communities. An understanding of the risks to be managed and the current risk management in place within a Group’s area is the first step in effective planning.

This Guideline provides CDEM Groups with a clear methodology for understanding the risks in their area, and using that information to inform decision making regarding risk management initiatives across the 4Rs. It provides a step-by-step methodology for Groups to better understand the specific consequences to be managed from a range of hazards and to consider not only what could happen, but also the most practical solutions for reducing and managing impacts on people, property, taonga and services in the Group’s area.

Please contact your REMA or the HRM Team before starting this process – hrmteam@nema.govt.nz

Download the Director's Guideline [DGL 23/22] (PDF 3.03MB) 


The DGL is supported by a range of tools and templates.