- You can find out about the national risks which the UK faces and which inform our planning in the National Risk Register.
- The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service provides information on regional community risk registers for Scotland.
- The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 forms the legal basis for emergency preparedness in Scotland and across the UK. You can read details of the legislation below:
- Civil Contingencies Act 2004;
- Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) (Scotland) Regulations 2005;
- The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (Consequential Modifications and Savings) Order 2013 - Schedule 1, Part 2;
- The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) (Scotland) Amend.
- Businesses and other organisations working with radioactive or other hazardous materials are subject to specific regulations. These are enforced in Scotland by SEPA.
- Control Of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) regulations ensure that businesses:
- Take all necessary measures to prevent major accidents involving dangerous substances;
- Limit the consequences to people and the environment of any major accidents which do occur.
- Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations establish a framework of emergency preparedness measures to ensure that members of the public are:
- Properly informed and prepared, in advance, about what to do in the unlikely event of a radiation emergency occurring;
- Provided with information if a radiation emergency actually occurs.
- The Health and Safety Executive also regulates health, safety and integrity issues for all major accident hazard pipelines in Great Britain, in territorial waters and the UK continental shelf.