Care Before It Gets Too Late.

Risk Analysis

During the last decade risk analysis has emerged as an effective and comprehensive procedure to guide the overall societal response to, and management of disasters. Risk analysis is carried out to reduce (a) casualties from potential disasters, (b) disruption to the economic and social activities, and to mainstream (c) the culture of safety in all activities undertaken by city and national governments. It became part of decision making in sectors such as health care, environment, physical infrastructure systems, to cite a few.

  • Hazard and risk maps, risk matrices that compare and rank risks from different hazards, scenarios and prioritized action-plans

  • Identify which hazards are a priority in different parts of the local government area and which areas or neighbourhoods suffer the highest levels of risk;

  • Identify investment priorities for disaster risk reduction

  • Involve communities and vulnerable groups in disaster risk reduction and raise the awareness of disasters they are facing

  • Support and promote preparedness planning

  • Prepare for a specific expected hazard event

  • Establish a base-line for the monitoring of hazards, vulnerabilities and capacities

  • Establish an early-warning system