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Module 3 Develop the Plan. Planning for Emergencies – For Small Business –. Module 3 Objectives. Recognize major components/points to address in an emergency plan. Recognize major development and follow-up tasks for creating a plan.

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module 3 develop the plan

Module 3Develop the Plan

Planning for Emergencies

– For Small Business –

module 3 objectives
Module 3 Objectives
  • Recognize major components/points to address in an emergency plan.
  • Recognize major development and follow-up tasks for creating a plan.
  • Identify resources to help you complete sections of a plan.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Step 3 by responding to questions posed at critical decision points in a case study.
  • Identify 2 actions related to Step 3 to implement at your workplace, as well as potential barriers.
step 3 the emergency planning process

4-Step Process for Emergency Planning

  • Step 4
  • Implement thePlan
  • Step 1
  • Get Started – Establish a Planning Team
  • Step 3
  • Develop thePlan
  • Step 2
  • AnalyzeCapabilities, Risks, &Vulnerabilities
Step 3: The Emergency Planning Process
basic components of the emergency plan
Basic Components of the Emergency Plan
  • Executive Summary
  • Emergency Management Elements
  • Emergency Response Procedures
  • Support Documents

While components may vary from plan to plan, those listed in this program are generally accepted as basic components required in a comprehensive plan.

How does your emergency plan compare to this list of components?

executive summary
Purpose of the Plan/Mission Statement

Authorities and Responsibilities ofKey Personnel

Types of Emergencies that Could Occur (Capabilities and Vulnerabilities)

Managing Response Operations

Schedule and Budget

Executive Summary
emergency management elements
This section of the plan describes the facility’s approach to core elements of emergency management.

These elements are the foundation for emergency procedures that your facility will follow to protect personnel and equipment – and resume operations.

Emergency Management Elements
activity emergency management elements
Activity: Emergency Management Elements
  • Work in a small group to prepare and present a short presentation on 5 key points about an emergency management element.
  • Select a recorder and reporter for your group.
  • Prepare to share your presentation with other participants.
emergency management elements1
Direction and Control


Life Safety

Property Protection

Community Outreach

Recovery and Restoration

Administration and Logistics

Emergency Management Elements
1 direction control
1. Direction & Control

What is Direction and Control?

  • Someone must be in charge in an emergency.
  • The system for managing resources, analyzing information and making decisions in an emergency is direction and control.
1 direction control continued
1. Direction & Control (continued)
  • Emergency Management Group (EMG)
  • Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Planning considerations
  • Security
  • Coordination of outside response
1 direction control continued1
1. Direction & Control (continued)

The configuration of your system depends on many factors.

  • Larger industries may:
    • Have their own fire team, emergency medical technicians, or hazardous materials team, while smaller organizations may need to rely on mutual aid agreements.
    • Be able to consolidate positions/combine responsibilities.
  • Tenants of office buildings or industrial parks may be part of an emergency management program for the entire facility.
2 communications
2. Communications

Communications are:

  • Essential to any business operation.
  • Needed to report emergencies, to warn personnel of the danger.
  • Keep families and off-duty employees informed about what\'s happening at the facility to coordinate response actions and keep in contact with customers and suppliers.
2 communications continued
2. Communications(continued)
  • Contingency Planning
  • Emergency Communications
  • Family Communications
  • Notification
  • Warning
3 life safety
3. Life Safety

Protecting the health and safety of everyone in the facility is the first priority during an emergency.

  • Evacuation Planning
  • Evacuation Routes & Exits
  • Assembly Areas & Accountability
  • Shelter
  • Training and Information
  • Family Preparedness
4 property protection
4. Property Protection

Protecting facilities, equipment, and vital records is essential to restoring operations after an emergency.

  • Protection Systems
  • Mitigation
  • Facility Shutdown
  • Records Preservation
5 community outreach
5. Community Outreach

Your facility\'s relationship with the community will influence your ability to protect personnel and property and return to normal operations.

  • Involving the Community
  • Mutual Aid Agreements
  • Community Service
  • Public Information
  • Media Relations
6 recovery restoration
6. Recovery & Restoration

Business recovery and restoration, or business resumption, goes right to a facility\'s bottom line – keeping people employed and the business running.

  • Planning Considerations
  • Continuity of Management
  • Insurance
  • Employee Support
  • Resuming Operations
7 administration logistics
7. Administration & Logistics
  • Maintain complete, accurate records at all times to ensure a more efficient response and recovery.
  • Certain records may be required by regulation or by insurance carriers or prove invaluable in legal action after an incident.
  • Administrative Actions
  • Logistics
activity emergency management elements your business
Activity: Emergency Management Elements & Your Business
  • Consider what you know about the planning effort at your business.
  • Use the ratings to answer the question about your business status regarding emergency management elements.
  • Answer the question about how you will ensure each core management element is in place for your effort.
  • Share your responses.
emergency response procedures
Emergency Response Procedures

Determine what actions would be necessary to:

  • Assess the situation.
  • Protect employees, customers, visitors, equipment, vital records and other assets, particularly during first 3 days.
  • Get the business back up and running.
emergency response procedures continued
Emergency Response Procedures (continued)

In an emergency, allpersonnel should know:

  • What is my role?
  • Where should I go?
support documents
Support Documents

Documents that could be needed in an emergency:

  • Emergency call lists
  • Building and site maps
  • Resource lists
development process for creating an emergency plan
Development Process for Creating an Emergency Plan
  • Identify Challenges & Prioritize Activities
  • Write the Plan
  • Establish a Training Schedule
  • Coordinate with Outside Organizations
  • Maintain Contact with Other Corporate Offices
  • Review, Conduct Training, & Revise
  • Seek Final Approval
  • Distribute the Plan
case study emergency planning
Case Study: Emergency Planning
  • Carefully read background information for the case study.
  • Break into small work groups with facilitator guidance.
  • In groups, discuss/answer the case study questions. Play the role of a consultant to the team. Take notes.
  • Share responses with the large group.
activity priority actions for your business
Activity: Priority Actions for Your Business
  • Identify 2 actions to take upon return to your business. Select from actions listed or come up with your own.
  • Identify potential barriers you might encounter in taking the actions.
  • List ideas for overcoming barriers you identified.