Accessibility Statement for 

The Risk Management Authority (RMA) is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This accessibility statement applies to This website is run by the RMA, developed and maintained by mtc.  

Compliance Status 

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below. 

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons: 

(a) non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Focus visible

When the keyboard tabs onto the dropdown arrows between the menu options there is an issue that the keyboard focus tabs onto the menu options twice. This is not clear that one is to indicate the menu is available. There are issues where the focus visible is not clear for elements at 100%. There are issues where the keyboard focus is not visible for two keyboard tabs when tabbing between the hamburger menu and the rest of the webpage content. This refers to WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.7 Focus Visible. This item will be resolved in December 2023.

  • Colour contrast  

Some accessibility checker tools are incorrectly reporting a contrast issue with text and a background colour of white. This issue has been manually checked and there are no contrast issues. This refers to WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum).

  • Issues with a non-active element in tab-order  

Some accessibility tools are reporting an error in the tab-order of the menu. This has been manually checked and no issue has been reported. This refers to WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard.

  • Issues with images and video 

Some images are decorative only (such as document front cover images). The alternative text describes it as decorative only, which means some assistive technology will read it as ‘decorative only’ and it may not be ignored. This refers to WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.1.1 Non-text Content. Our videos don’t have captions yet but are subject to exemption listed below. We are working on adding closed captions to our videos and any new content will have them. This refers to WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.2.2 Captions (prerecorded).

  • Issues with text 

Some link and button text doesn’t make sense when read on it’s own, such as ‘click here’. We are currently reviewing content and updating the site. This refers to WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only).

  • PDFs and other documents 

Some of our PDFs and Word Documents are not currently fully accessible. This refers to WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.2 Page titled. We are working on updating these to meet the accessibility requirements. For example, some reports have pie charts and graphs that do not yet have alternative text. Where we can we have noted the information from the chart in the surrounding text. We will complete this work by April 2025. All new PDFs we publish from November 2023 onwards will have the appropriate accessibility requirements. 

(b) disproportionate burden

At this time, we have not made any disproportionate burden claims.  

(c) the content is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

  • PDFs and other documents 

Some of our older PDFs and Word Documents are not currently fully accessible. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. However, if you would like any of these documents provided in another format please contact using the Feedback and Contact Information section below. 

  • Video Content  

We will aim to but cannot guarantee add captions to live video streams; live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. We have some existing pre-recorded video content that was published before 23 September 2018. This includes a video on our homepage discussing the Framework for Risk Assessment and Management Evaluation. This content is also exempt from the regulations but we are working to add captions to the file. We will complete this work by April 2025. 

All new video content we produce will have appropriate captions, audio descriptions and transcripts as necessary. 

If you find an issue that we have yet to identify, please contact us using one of the routes described in the ‘Feedback and Contact Information’ section of this statement. 

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement 

This statement was prepared on 17 November 2023. It was last reviewed on 30 November 2023. It will next be reviewed in November 2024.

This website was last tested on 10 November 2023. The test was carried out by mtc. The testing methods included both manual and automatic tools: 

  • Axe 
  • WAVE 
  • ARC Toolkit 
  • SiteImprove 

Testing was completed against WCAG 2.1 as the latest version of WCAG at the time of testing.  

Feedback and Contact Information 

We’re always looking for ways to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page, please report these issues to us: 


Phone: 0141 278 4478 

Alternative Formats 

If you need information on this website in a different format, such as an accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please contact us: 


Phone: 0141 278 4478 

We will consider the request and get back to you within five working days. 

Reporting Accessibility Problems with this Website 

Enforcement Procedure 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). 

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