Is your organization ready for an emergency?

Is your organization ready for an emergency?

This 10-question Emergency Preparedness Assessment will grade your plan and give you concrete steps to improve.

  • How many of the following sections does your Emergency Response Plan include:

    • Evacuation plan
    • Shelter-in-place plan
    • Emergency lock-down plan
    • Medical emergency plan

  • In certain emergencies like a fire or chemical spill, your office will need to be evacuated

    Considering your employees as a group, how aware are they about your company’s evacuation plan?

  • In certain situations like an active shooter event, your employees will need to shelter-in-place

    Considering your employees as a group, how aware are they about your company’s shelter-in-place plan?

  • In certain situations like a hurricane, tornado or active shooter event, you will need to institute an emergency lockdown

    Considering your employees as a group, how aware are they about your company’s emergency lockdown plan?

  • In certain emergencies like a chemical spill or contagion, your office will need to activate its medical emergency plan

    Considering your employees as a group, how aware are they about your company’s medical emergency plan?

  • When preparing your organization for an active shooter, how many of the following areas have you covered with your employees?

    • Mental preparation
    • Improved communications
    • Site hardening
    • Physical plan during an attack

  • Rapid notification is a key factor in saving people's lives. In the event of an emergency, how many of the following channels does your emergency response plan include:

    • Phone
    • Text
    • Email

  • When a pandemic is declared, there will be a massive increase in demand for a number of products that manufacturers might not be able to meet

    How many of the following items does your organization stockpile:
    • Soap and soap dispensers
    • Paper towels and toilet paper
    • Hand sanitizing gels
    • Cleaning supplies for sanitizing the workplace including washrooms
    • Protective gloves and personal protective equipment such as face masks and respirators

  • Unless you validate your pandemic plan you cannot be sure that it will be of any value to your organization if and when a pandemic strikes. This question deals with three levels of validation exercise:

    • A discussion-based exercise
    • A table top-based exercise
    • A workshop-based exercise
    Which of these levels of validation have you undertaken?

  • Your organization's pandemic plan should contain vital information relating to:

    • Employee health and safety
    • Adopting healthy habits to improve personal hygiene
    • Preparing for social distancing
    • Protecting your employees from influenza
    How many of the above items have you included in your plan?