It has often been said that if something can go wrong, someday it will. And if we haven’t prepared for the possibility, the results can be devastating. That’s what Emergency Planning is all about. Emergencies can come at us from many directions. They can be caused by natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes… even snowstorms. They can happen because we make a mistake, or there is a leak or spill of a hazardous material. Fires and explosions can be caused by anything from sparks from a piece of equipment to throwing a cigarette on the floor. And most of these emergencies can occur at any time, usually when we least expect them.
The lack of an emergency plan could lead to severe losses such as multiple casualties and possible financial collapse of the organization.An attitude of “it can’t happen here” may be present. People may not be willing to take the time and effort to examine the problem. However, emergency planning is an important part of company operation.
Since emergencies will occur, preplanning is necessary to prevent possible disaster. An urgent need for rapid decisions, shortage of time, and lack of resources and trained personnel can lead to chaos during an emergency. Time and circumstances in an emergency mean that normal channels of authority and communication cannot be relied upon to function routinely. The stress of the situation can lead to poor judgement resulting in severe losses.
PCS’ customizable training program on “Emergency Planning” assist facilities in complying with these regulations and help them prepare for potential emergency situations. Topics covered include:
* Types of emergencies.
* The emergency plan.
* The “crisis management team”.
* The role of outside agencies
* Practice sessions and drills and more.
For more information on this program, contact or chat us now!