A hazard is a source of potential harm. A hazard event is another term for emergency.

Some assurance activities examine system-wide risks that span across multiple hazard types, including reviews into the emergency management functions of sector organisations.

Examples of such assurance activities include the Review of 10 years of reform in Victoria’s emergency management sector and the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

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Publish year Assurance activity Summary Organisation
2014 Emergency Risks in Victoria – Report of the 2012–13 State Emergency Risk Assessment (External link) A report into the results of a state-level emergency risk assessment conducted in Victoria, it contains information about a range of important emergency-related risks, and a comparison of their severity relative to each other. Victorian Government
2010 Business Continuity Management in Local Government (External link) An audit of local government business continuity plans that found plans were unlikely to prove effective in the event of a significant disruption to council services and that risk management practices and governance was in need of strengthening. Victorian Government
2010 Business Continuity Management in Local Government (External link) An audit examining business continuity plans at each council found that plans are unlikely to prove effective in the event of a significant disruption to council services. Victorian Auditor-General's Office