Hazard Manager Help Centre

We have created the help centre and accompanying resources to help you get the most out of the new Hazard Manager service.

Hazard Manager 2 offers a significant improvement on the previous iteration with a simple interface, additional weather layers and it can now also be used on tablet devices.

General guides

There are two general user guides that will provide you with an understanding of how to access the latest weather and forecast information, plus utilize the mapping features.

Hazard Manager user guide - Using the map and accessing the weather layers Hazard Manager user guide - Using the map and accessing the weather layers (PDF, 1 MB)

Hazard Manager user guide - Making use of the weather layers Hazard Manager user guide - Making use of the weather layers (PDF, 1 MB)

Weather Warnings

This user guide shows you how to view the details of weather warnings on Hazard Manager.

Hazard Manager user guide - Weather warnings Hazard Manager user guide - Weather warnings (PDF, 1 MB)

National Severe Weather Warning Impact Matrix

The video below uses a case study to explain the warnings matrix which shows the likelihood and impact of a weather event and how it is important to not just use the warning colour alone as an indication of potential impact.

National Severe Weather Warnings matrix

Flood Forecasting

Flood Guidance Statements

Flood Forecasting Centre - Flood Guidance Statement User Guide Flood Forecasting Centre - Flood Guidance Statement User Guide (PDF, 636 kB)

Scottish Flood Forecasting Service - Your guide to using the Flood Guidance Statement Scottish Flood Forecasting Service - Your guide to using the Flood Guidance Statement (PDF, 930 kB)

Training materials from the Environment Agency and Flood Forecasting Centre

Environment Agency Flood Warning Codes User Guide Environment Agency Flood Warning Codes User Guide (PDF, 616 kB)

Glossary for 'talking the same language' Glossary for 'talking the same language' (PDF, 190 kB)

Links to further information Links to further information (PDF, 114 kB)

Making better decisions with the Flood Guidance Statement (elearning) Making better decisions with the Flood Guidance Statement (elearning) (PDF, 346 kB)

Poster of weather and flood products Poster of weather and flood products (PDF, 343 kB)

Quick guide for Operational Managers Quick guide for Operational Managers (PDF, 139 kB)

Quick guide for Strategic Managers Quick guide for Strategic Managers (PDF, 146 kB)

Quick guide for Tactical Managers Quick guide for Tactical Managers (PDF, 139 kB)

Environment Agency - Severe Flood Warning poster Environment Agency - Severe Flood Warning poster (PDF, 252 kB)

Environment Agency - Severe Flood Warning quick guide for Strategic Managers Environment Agency - Severe Flood Warning quick guide for Strategic Managers (PDF, 194 kB)

Environment Agency - Severe Flood Warning training exercise hand out sheet Environment Agency - Severe Flood Warning training exercise hand out sheet (PDF, 152 kB)

Daily Hazard Assessment

NHP Daily Hazard Assessment User Guide NHP Daily Hazard Assessment User Guide (PDF, 108 kB)

Last updated: 21 April 2016

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