Six steps to

Knowing your Risks



Being disaster resilient means knowing and understanding the risks your organisation faces.

Identifying risks is not a simple process. It requires 'what if' thinking and analysis. Examples and scenario planning are a great way of getting the idea of what’s involved in 'what if' thinking. There are risk registers that can help you with this work, particularly the risks from things that haven’t happened yet. When risks are identified they can be incorporated into a risk register as part of your risk management process.

Important Outcomes

When Step 3 is complete your organisation will know and understand your risks in relation to disasters and emergencies.

Research and Analysis: Past, Present and Future Risks



To prepare for and manage risks you need to know what risks you face.

'What If' Thinking Examples



This step presents four case studies that explore the range of ways that disrputions to infrastructure and critical services (like electricity and communications technology) caused by different hazards might lead to the the failure of community service delivery.

Community Sector Risk and Adaptation Registers



The Community Sector Risk Register s an online resource designed by ACOSS and Climate Risk Pty. Ltd. to help community organisations find and address risks from climate change and extreme weather events.