Author(s): A. Tammepuu & K. Sepp
This paper presents a comparative study of the national risk assessment
outcomes of two different countries of the European Union: Estonia, as a socalled
‘new member’ and the UK as an ‘old member’.
The comparative survey
was carried out on the basis of the National Summary of Emergency Risk
Assessments of Estonia and the National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies of
The features compared were requirements, methodologies, risk
assessment process and performers, risk types and categories together with risk
assessment outcomes as well as output documents’ composition.
parallels were drawn with local level emergency risk assessments.
risk types were defined diversely in the two countries, an indirect comparison
was still accomplishable.
For instance, the risk of pandemic human disease was
assessed as one of the highest in both countries.
On the grounds of our
observations, the National Risk Register of the UK was comparatively more, an
advising, guiding and directing document while the Estonian emergency risk
assessment summaries were in a greater part of a summarizing character.
emergency preparedness, risk assessment, civil protection.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/RAV110581
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This paper can be found in the following bookManagement of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IIIBuy