How Well is Your Business Prepared?
Can you confidently say that your organisation is prepared to handle an on-site incident and your employees are trained to perform when it matters most?
Under the pressure of a live emergency, with a life potentially at risk and serious damage to your business assets and property, will they have skills, competency and confidence to recall and react as required?
Why do incidents occur?
An incident can occur as a result of an existing process, incorrect actions undertaken, poor communication or behaviours, and existing culture, for examples:
- Lack of a workable and effective emergency response plan or no plan at all
- Inadequate internal processes
- No safe systems of work
- Human error and processes not being followed
- Existing culture and attitude towards health and safety
- Medical event or on-site incident
- Poor communication
How does your organisation respond to incidents?
Emergency preparedness is an integral part of business resilience and how your business plans for and responds to incidents and emergencies. Resilience is a key element of any business plan.
What is the current level of your organisation’s emergency preparedness?
To establish your organisation’s current level of emergency preparedness, initially we would need to evaluate the following:
- What specific hazards and threats have been identified?
- Have you developed a site-specific and site-wide strategy to tackle these hazards?
- Do you currently have emergency response plans and procedures in place?
- What level of response would be required?