Emergency Action Plans should be carefully developed and implemented with training and retraining occurring among management and all colleagues.  These Plans should consider response to natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, fire, tornadoes and hurricanes.  First Aid, CPR, and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training must be a part of this plan.

 3 Key Components To Every Emergency Action Plan

Emergency Preparedness  

This is the most significant of the three components.  Without a plan you have no response!

  1. Assess your facility and operations
  2. Identify and prioritize the trouble spots – anticipate the effects that a disaster can have on all aspects of your business.  Ex:  The effects of rising water may cause collapse of structures, may cause interruption to energy sources, and may create a loss of access
  3. Prepare to mitigate the loss
  4. Write out the emergency plan
  5. Work out your plan

Emergency Response 

These are the actions to be taken as a disaster appears imminent (hurricane, flood) or occurs without warning (earthquake, tornado)

  1. Communicate between and among departments, designated individuals regarding status
  2. Executive Emergency Team decides when the Plan will be activated including those directly responsible for implementation
  3. Process shutdown, preparation of the facility, evacuations, etc are implemented
  4. Plans and procedures with respect to emergency care and site security continue throughout all phases of the emergency to minimize injuries

Recovery

  1. Damage assessment:  The recovery effort begins when the safety of rescue and response personel is not in jeopardy
  2. Clean-up and salvage done promptly and properly will significantly reduce property damage and business downtime
  3. Outside organizational assistance:  If the disaster is widespread a number of organizations including government, contractual, insurance and charitable organizations will be available to help.

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