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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
The DGL is supported by a range of tools and templates.
- Risk Analysis and Summary Tool to record and analyse results. This tool acts as a living risk register (.zip 611kb)
- Consequence table template. This template is to be modified to match the Groups area and context (.xlsm 870kb)
- Confidence Table – used in risk workshops to determine the level of confidence in each decision made (.PDF 111kb)
- Risk Assessment PowerPoint – contains a range of slides which can be used for the main presentation for the workshop (.pptx 870kb)
- Sample Agenda Template – provides an overview of a typical risk workshop (.doc 54kb)
- Workshop Checklist – a complete list of actions required to execute the process (.docx 42kb)